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2012-10-08 03:16:35 PM
"It was just a lot of adrenaline at the time," said Valerie Bauman.

Two workers showed up to Bauman's Capitol Hill apartment Friday night.

"They said they were contractors for Comcast and had the authority to be there and showed me this card and I mean, I've got a deck of cards, I can pull out the queen but I'm not royalty," she said.

They eventually left, but came back.

"One of them smiled at me and said, 'Are the police on their way ma'am?'" said Bauman.


"oh dear, I certainly hope not" I replied. "it's always so tiresome having that felony rape/murder charge on one's record. totally false accusation, I'll have you know. And that cannibalism thing? well that was just made up rumors! so - would you like to come in for tea? it's not like anyone knows who you are or cares where you are, right?"

[cue wide grin]

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."
 
2012-10-08 03:23:46 PM
"They said they were contractors for Comcast and had the authority to be there and showed me this card and I mean, I've got a deck of cards, I can pull out the queen but I'm not royalty," she said.

I like that line.

What I don't understand is this...

They say the company told them since the salesmen were contract workers, it's hard to pinpoint who they are.

So, was the salespeople trying to sell people to get Comcast (although, you'd think Comcast would give them a list of houses WITHOUT Comcast already), or people there to fix something? If they are just salespeople, WTF is with the "I've got authority to be here" line... GTF off my porch you do. I mean, even with a repair person they don't, but, at least you requested them, or maybe they are claiming that Comcast sent them proactively to fix a problem. Who the hell thinks as a salesperson you have the right to be anywhere?
 
2012-10-08 03:24:20 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

/obscure?
 
2012-10-08 03:27:21 PM

calbert: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 240x345]

/obscure?


I hope you are joking.

And the sales tactics are more like this:

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-10-08 03:39:02 PM
Isn't Washington a "Stand-Your-Ground" state?
 
2012-10-08 04:23:42 PM
I liked the Comcast triple play ad that showed up next to the article.
 
2012-10-08 04:29:58 PM
If IOI wasn't modeled on Comcast, I'll be shocked.
 
2012-10-08 04:43:24 PM
I think if I were home alone I'd make sure they knew they weren't welcome by shouting to them once and then I would call the cops. I certainly wouldn't open my door.
 
2012-10-08 04:44:27 PM

calbert:
3.bp.blogspot.com
/obscure?


Not at all.
 
2012-10-08 04:58:15 PM
Yeah, I'll see your "right to be here" and raise you two Shepherds and a .357.

Is it just me, or has the economy bred a seriously aggressive bunch of saleshumans? I'm getting cold-called at home and on my cell, yelled at on the sidewalk, bothered while actually IN the store, etc. Oh, and Sam's Club, here's a newsflash: when you fill up all of the open space in your store with little stalls staffed by what sound like carnival barkers, and they're all hawking DirectTV or some sketchy vitamin drink, it really makes me want to never come in your store again.
 
2012-10-08 05:00:20 PM
Since you never know if someone at your door is who they say are, if you go around pounding on peoples' doors shouting something as suspicious as "COMCAST, OPEN UP" eventually you are going to be facing down an armed homeowner.

It would be pretty amusing to watch one of these guys trying to give his sales pitch while staring down the barrel of a .44.
 
2012-10-08 05:45:01 PM
I knew the day would come when the Comcast militia roamed the streets with impunity.
 
2012-10-08 05:59:38 PM
About six weeks ago I threw a Comcast technician out of my house.
 
2012-10-08 06:02:53 PM
I'd like you to meet my best friend. His name is Mr. Remington.
 
2012-10-08 06:02:56 PM
If anyone witnesses unacceptable behavior from any door to door sales person representing Comcast, we encourage you to call 1-800-EAT-SH*T

/Kramer approved
 
2012-10-08 06:03:10 PM
Had a weird phone call a few minutes ago, some woman (sounded like she was Indian, dot not feather), and she tried to sell me something, I have no idea what it was as i couldn't understand her pagan dialect. Anywho...she droned on so I started making fapping sounds and moaning, wondering how long she would ignore me and continue her script. She lasted about 3 minutes or until i started moaning "oohhh ya...thats it...take it ...TAKE IT....!!! Then she hung up on me. Sighs. No love.
 
2012-10-08 06:03:57 PM
First they came from Comcast, and I said nothing...
 
2012-10-08 06:04:04 PM
be careful, they have been raping me once a month for the past 10 years
 
2012-10-08 06:05:43 PM
They just needed a couch to crash on.
 
2012-10-08 06:05:55 PM
Absolutely disgusting. I hope someone deals with these homeowners. Comcast is aggressive about giving you world-class internet at low prices. Boo hoo. Deal with it. Corporations have more right to be in your house than you do.
 
2012-10-08 06:06:25 PM
Subby: This merits the "scary" tag? I bet you still have to sleep with a nightlight so the scary monsters don't come out from under your bed, amirite?
 
2012-10-08 06:06:27 PM
The customers always appear to be eating shiat whenever Time Warner and Comcast is in the headline.

Torrents are the best source besides live TV nowadays, and plenty of stuff can even be streamed. "Bu-but viruses and piracy!" STFU noob. I watched every episode of Breaking Bad this season an hour before it even aired on the west coast, or even 3 hours earlier if I choose to forego quality and stream it on east coast time.

My buddy has Fios, watches local channels 99% of the time, and cant stay awake for the whole BB episode to save his life. Cable payers are paying like what $60 a month? If you don't watch tons of TV, many people could probably cut these companies out of the picture and still have the goods.
 
2012-10-08 06:07:25 PM
Just dumped Comcast t.v. last week. Enough was enough of crap t.v. and high bills.
 
2012-10-08 06:07:37 PM
Sweet. I hope they come to California. Lets see them outrun an 80 pound Pitbull.
 
2012-10-08 06:09:33 PM
I had this treatment in the Philadelphia area, not with Comcast, but with people wanting me to switch energy providers. The first idiot came to my door on Easter Sunday and wouldn't take no for an answer. He didn't have any ID and had only a metal clipboard with a fake PECO (the default electric utility hereabouts) bill attached, and he kept insisting on coming inside. Since then, their stormtroopers have been by several other times.

You can't help but feel they're either there to case the inside of your house or overpower you once they get in the door. Disturbing as hell.
 
2012-10-08 06:09:38 PM

Mike_LowELL: Absolutely disgusting. I hope someone deals with these homeowners. Comcast is aggressive about giving you world-class internet at low prices. Boo hoo. Deal with it. Corporations have more right to be in your house than you do.


1/10.
 
2012-10-08 06:10:50 PM
Really stupid idea on their part. I don't typically answer my door if someone is banging on it and yelling through it, but I am standing on the other side of it with this.

csgbenefits.org
 
2012-10-08 06:10:58 PM
Sorry comcast, hiring contractors so you can save money is a decision you made, and you deserve any bad press for their behavior. Hire and train reliable employees.
 
2012-10-08 06:11:11 PM
I bet they didn't even have a 27B/6
 
2012-10-08 06:11:14 PM
Last month a Comcast saleslady forced me into accepting technicians to hook up my internet (long story, but she put in an order without my ok). Then, another salesman called and said I could do it myself (which I have done many times anyway due to moving around a lot), and I accepted. Guess what? They billed me for the visit anyway.

I had it removed from the bill, and then paid it through the bank. A few weeks later, I received a bill indicating I had not paid it.


They are either incompetent, or trying to increase their revenue streams any way possible.

I hate Kabletown.
 
2012-10-08 06:11:34 PM

D_Evans45: Torrents are the best source besides live TV nowadays, and plenty of stuff can even be streamed. "Bu-but viruses and piracy!" STFU noob. I watched every episode of Breaking Bad this season an hour before it even aired on the west coast, or even 3 hours earlier if I choose to forego quality and stream it on east coast time.


Yup..We just dropped cable...I can get upwards of a dozen DTV signals off a rabbit ear with a booster. HDMI from my PC in the other room out to TV...watch whatever else we want...bonus, co-worker gave me his HBOGO login, so fark cable.
 
2012-10-08 06:11:38 PM
"One of them smiled at me and said, 'Are the police on their way ma'am?'" said Bauman.

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-08 06:11:40 PM
My two large German dogs would not approve.
 
2012-10-08 06:11:49 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Mike_LowELL: Absolutely disgusting. I hope someone deals with these homeowners. Comcast is aggressive about giving you world-class internet at low prices. Boo hoo. Deal with it. Corporations have more right to be in your house than you do.

1/10.


Your sarcasm meter. It be broke.
 
2012-10-08 06:12:18 PM
It is highly unlikely that these were comcast workers at all, sounds like thugs trying to trick people into letting them in to scope for things to steal.

Aside from that though... I WISH i could get comcast to come to my house. All my neighbors have comcast... but when I call, they say my address doesnt appear in their system, and that they'll have to initiate a survey and get back to me in 2-3 weeks.... then they never call back.

farking assholes.
 
2012-10-08 06:12:24 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Mike_LowELL: Absolutely disgusting. I hope someone deals with these homeowners. Comcast is aggressive about giving you world-class internet at low prices. Boo hoo. Deal with it. Corporations have more right to be in your house than you do.

1/10.


He's joking, not trolling.
 
2012-10-08 06:12:28 PM
Are they sure they were actual Comcast employees and not therapists?
 
2012-10-08 06:12:33 PM
The sound of a shotgun racking a shell is a great deterrent and can be heard through a door.
 
2012-10-08 06:13:06 PM

dletter: "They said they were contractors for Comcast and had the authority to be there and showed me this card and I mean, I've got a deck of cards, I can pull out the queen but I'm not royalty," she said.

I like that line.

What I don't understand is this...

They say the company told them since the salesmen were contract workers, it's hard to pinpoint who they are.

So, was the salespeople trying to sell people to get Comcast (although, you'd think Comcast would give them a list of houses WITHOUT Comcast already), or people there to fix something? If they are just salespeople, WTF is with the "I've got authority to be here" line... GTF off my porch you do. I mean, even with a repair person they don't, but, at least you requested them, or maybe they are claiming that Comcast sent them proactively to fix a problem. Who the hell thinks as a salesperson you have the right to be anywhere?


I have Comcast internet, but not cable. So I'm constantly getting their salesmen at my door trying to get me to sign up for bundling. One day, when I was at work, they talked to my roommate. She said that the guy claimed that there was a problem with my cable box and they were delivering a replacement. He handed it to her and asked her to sign the paperwork. He had my name as the account holder and wrote "home-owner not present, but gave consent for [roomate] to sign."

Even though I immediately returned the box, it took a couple of tries to get the charges off my bill.

Unfortunately, they're the only broadband ISP in my area, so I'm stuck with them.
 
2012-10-08 06:13:37 PM
I have signs on my mailbox and front porch that say 'no solicitors,' which gives me a legal leg to stand on when I ask them to leave. They never leave the first time they are asked. I also keep a shotgun by the front door and if they don't leave the first time I ask I hold the shotgun at a loose sort of parade rest and say "I asked you nicely and am asking you nicely again. I'm also letting you know that since you ignored two signs that say no solicitors that you are trespassing and illegally on my property. I strongly urge you to get off my property or my next request will be impolite."

/Not really but I do keep a loaded shotgun near me when I'm home due to a batshiat crazy ex-husband of a coworker (that I was never involved with)
//Pistol when out of the home
 
2012-10-08 06:14:58 PM
I dumped Comcast for a competing smaller cable company. Same exact service, but my bill dropped by $50/month. F*ck Comcast.
 
2012-10-08 06:15:42 PM
"One of them smiled at me and said, 'Are the police on their way ma'am?'"

Paranoid schizophrenia can sure change a situation.

In both cases, the workers pounded on doors, spoke in unfriendly tones and were unwilling to take no for an answer.

i141.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-08 06:16:15 PM
CSB time

One time someone came by selling magazines and they were acting obnoxious at the door. So I invited them in to give their pitch but asked them very sweetly "I'm in the middle of something do you mind if I keep at it?" And they said ok no problem. So they started their spiel and I ignored him and proceeded to open up a case and start cleaning a gun. Then the salesdude hesitated said "uh should I come back later?" and I said "Nah its cool, I'm going to be done in a minute." Then he just let himself out without saying anything.
 
2012-10-08 06:16:19 PM
I have never had any problem with Comcast service or tech. Probably because it's fly over where we live. I wish it was cheaper though.
 
2012-10-08 06:16:57 PM
In before the gun nuts want to shoot them...oops, too late
 
2012-10-08 06:17:00 PM

bim1154: Just dumped Comcast t.v. last week. Enough was enough of crap t.v. and high bills.


It sucks at first, but after a while you'll wish you did it earlier.
 
2012-10-08 06:17:12 PM
www.slantmagazine.com

"Sign up now. THE WHOLE PACKAGE."
 
2012-10-08 06:18:40 PM

Mike_LowELL: Absolutely disgusting. I hope someone deals with these homeowners. Comcast is aggressive about giving you world-class internet at low prices. Boo hoo. Deal with it. Corporations have more right to be in your house than you do.


....and onto my favorites list.
 
2012-10-08 06:19:14 PM
www.legaljuice.com
Did I stutter?

Waiting for the "shots fired" and "Comcast employee shot" articles to complete the trifecta.
 
2012-10-08 06:19:45 PM
But did they fix the cable?
 
2012-10-08 06:20:13 PM

KidneyStone: I have signs on my mailbox and front porch that say 'no solicitors,' which gives me a legal leg to stand on when I ask them to leave. They never leave the first time they are asked. I also keep a shotgun by the front door and if they don't leave the first time I ask I hold the shotgun at a loose sort of parade rest and say "I asked you nicely and am asking you nicely again. I'm also letting you know that since you ignored two signs that say no solicitors that you are trespassing and illegally on my property. I strongly urge you to get off my property or my next request will be impolite."

/Not really but I do keep a loaded shotgun near me when I'm home due to a batshiat crazy ex-husband of a coworker (that I was never involved with)
//Pistol when out of the home


I see a fark headline there.
Solicitor killed by KidneyStone.
 
2012-10-08 06:20:22 PM
If I come home and my wife tells me that the cable guy came around unexpectedly, I fully expect the conversation to be proceeded by me asking why there is a puddle of urine at the doorstep and the shotgun is out in plain view.
...
She can forget to put her toys away sometimes.
 
2012-10-08 06:21:06 PM
CSB:

I like to invite them in, knock them out with chloroform and keep them in the dungeon under my basement for a few years and play games like how many finger nails can you live without or how many paper cuts before you bleed to death. Then I eat them and parade around in their skin like some sort of bunny suit.

/Girlscouts taste nothing like their cookies
 
2012-10-08 06:22:48 PM

dahmers love zombie: Yeah, I'll see your "right to be here" and raise you two Shepherds and a .357.

Is it just me, or has the economy bred a seriously aggressive bunch of saleshumans?


Eh, no. They've always been around, but have traditionally held jobs at companies that cater to business sales. I've worked in IT management for 15 years and I'm continually amazed at the desperate tactics employed by a good majority of the sales teams hawking everything from hardware to professional services. The higher the contract or sales orders, the crazier it gets. I've been solicited on the premise of "Buy Product X from me and enjoy guaranteed dinners at (insert fancy restaurant) every month as well as complimentary swag for your entire team, or don't and enjoy your name going on an informal black list that guarantees you the worst pricing from vendors in this industry for the foreseeable future, plus we'll keep calling you until you hand over your firstborn."

My guess is the group of non-performing salespeople from these places found lesser paying jobs at companies like Comcast, hate life, hate people in general, and are going to sell whatever products and services they have with a vengeance.
 
2012-10-08 06:23:27 PM
I dealt with several of these contract people over the course of about two weeks, one particular day, they came to my door 3 times (different people each time) about upgrading my comcast service. I called comcast, told them if one more of those people came to my door ever again, I would cancel my service and switch to centurylink... magically enough, they all stopped coming.
 
2012-10-08 06:23:52 PM
Did anyone else notice the 1880 comments below the article, none of which seem to relate to it nor each other? It's like reading the news in an ADD person's voice.
 
2012-10-08 06:24:03 PM

KidneyStone: I have signs on my mailbox and front porch that say 'no solicitors,' which gives me a legal leg to stand on when I ask them to leave.


Unless your state is doing it wrong, you asking them to leave is enough. If they refuse, they're trespassing. No need for signs. Especially since there's no place in the country where you can just shoot first and claim, "But there was a sign!" (unless they're already inside)
 
2012-10-08 06:24:51 PM
"You know what you can't watch on Dish? The Walking Dead. Which is what you WILL BE, if you don't buy some cable over heah! Badda-bing!"
 
2012-10-08 06:25:32 PM

Dr. Quasius: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Mike_LowELL: Absolutely disgusting. I hope someone deals with these homeowners. Comcast is aggressive about giving you world-class internet at low prices. Boo hoo. Deal with it. Corporations have more right to be in your house than you do.

1/10.

He's joking, not trolling.


Who said he was trolling? I think that was you, not me who said that.
 
2012-10-08 06:26:21 PM
And WOW, more ITG "I keep a gun by the front door, let's see them negotiate with Smith and Wesson HURR HURR" comments that I thought possible in the first 50 posts. Nice job, Fark.
 
2012-10-08 06:27:02 PM
This really did just tip right over into a castle doctrine fantasy thread, didn't it.
 
2012-10-08 06:27:37 PM

pseydtonne: Did anyone else notice the 1880 comments below the article, none of which seem to relate to it nor each other? It's like reading the news in an ADD person's voice. Fark.



FTFY
 
2012-10-08 06:27:37 PM

Sun Khan: He didn't have any ID and had only a metal clipboard with a fake PECO (the default electric utility hereabouts) bill attached, and he kept insisting on coming inside.


Ugh... A friend of mine just got through unraveling a whole mess of expensive bullshiat created after "official" power reps paid a visit to his elderly mother.

Seriously, what kind of sociopath do you have to be to consider this a way to make a living?
 
2012-10-08 06:28:18 PM

LeroyBourne: bim1154: Just dumped Comcast t.v. last week. Enough was enough of crap t.v. and high bills.

It sucks at first, but after a while you'll wish you did it earlier.


I've been wanting to do it for a while now, but the wife loves all that shiat. I barely even watch tv anymore.
 
2012-10-08 06:28:43 PM

valkore: And WOW, more ITG "I keep a gun by the front door, let's see them negotiate with Smith and Wesson HURR HURR" comments that I thought possible in the first 50 posts. Nice job, Fark.


The fact is. Most of them are telling the truth.
 
2012-10-08 06:29:02 PM

dletter: "They said they were contractors for Comcast and had the authority to be there and showed me this card and I mean, I've got a deck of cards, I can pull out the queen but I'm not royalty," she said.

I like that line.

What I don't understand is this...

They say the company told them since the salesmen were contract workers, it's hard to pinpoint who they are.

So, was the salespeople trying to sell people to get Comcast (although, you'd think Comcast would give them a list of houses WITHOUT Comcast already), or people there to fix something? If they are just salespeople, WTF is with the "I've got authority to be here" line... GTF off my porch you do. I mean, even with a repair person they don't, but, at least you requested them, or maybe they are claiming that Comcast sent them proactively to fix a problem. Who the hell thinks as a salesperson you have the right to be anywhere?


Basically, the cold-call to the door thing is done by contracting a company, who sub contracts about 50 times to someone who's willing to work for pure rage and baked beans, with the occasional rape and broken glass. These people then cover a unit area as best they can, and get no payment unless they sell about 500 times the number of products they possibly could. So unless someone has kept excrutiating notes on who worked what area when, and actually has some evidence that people obeyed those assignments, there's no way to prove these guys ever existed.
 
2012-10-08 06:29:55 PM

BumpInTheNight: CSB:

I like to invite them in, knock them out with chloroform and keep them in the dungeon under my basement for a few years and play games like how many finger nails can you live without or how many paper cuts before you bleed to death. Then I eat them and parade around in their skin like some sort of bunny suit.

/Girlscouts taste nothing like their cookies


I want to party with you!
 
2012-10-08 06:31:51 PM

Plant Rights Activist: I bet they didn't even have a 27B/6


Damn you! We'll be back!
 
2012-10-08 06:32:36 PM

valkore: And WOW, more ITG "I keep a gun by the front door, let's see them negotiate with Smith and Wesson HURR HURR" comments that I thought possible in the first 50 posts. Nice job, Fark.


So, you have a story about people trying to forcibly enter homes and threatening homeowners and for some reason the guy with the gun is the one who gets your derision and mocking? Nice. I bet you blame the rape victim, too, don't you? She was just asking for it?
 
2012-10-08 06:32:49 PM

95629: Really stupid idea on their part. I don't typically answer my door if someone is banging on it and yelling through it, but I am standing on the other side of it with this.

[csgbenefits.org image 629x382]


Few things will force a person to question their commitment faster than the sound of one of these being prepped for action.
 
2012-10-08 06:33:22 PM

BumpInTheNight: /Girlscouts taste nothing like their cookies


They taste like old Brownies.
 
2012-10-08 06:35:56 PM

Whatthefark: The sound of a shotgun racking a shell is a great deterrent and can be heard through a door.


Never had to do that, but I do believe that's the universal language for 'And we're done here.'
 
2012-10-08 06:35:59 PM
p.twimg.com
 
2012-10-08 06:37:12 PM

hutchkc: Whatthefark: The sound of a shotgun racking a shell is a great deterrent and can be heard through a door.

Never had to do that, but I do believe that's the universal language for 'And we're done here.'


^-- THIS

There are shotguns out there called "Streetsweepers" for a reason. You don't fark with a guy that has a shotgun because if it is pointed in your general direction and he has loaded buckshot (which is more than likely), he isn't going to miss.
 
2012-10-08 06:37:27 PM
How about pepper spray? can you use pepper spray? Maybe have a nozzle mounted beside the front door?
 
2012-10-08 06:38:37 PM

Sun Khan: I had this treatment in the Philadelphia area, not with Comcast, but with people wanting me to switch energy providers. The first idiot came to my door on Easter Sunday and wouldn't take no for an answer. He didn't have any ID and had only a metal clipboard with a fake PECO (the default electric utility hereabouts) bill attached, and he kept insisting on coming inside. Since then, their stormtroopers have been by several other times.

You can't help but feel they're either there to case the inside of your house or overpower you once they get in the door. Disturbing as hell.


Oh FARK those guys!! They suck!!

I am RUDE to door-to-door salespeople.
 
2012-10-08 06:38:56 PM
They never would have got past the dog.
 
2012-10-08 06:39:19 PM

WeenerGord: How about pepper spray? can you use pepper spray? Maybe have a nozzle mounted beside the front door?


HAHAHA! What a mental image...

*KNock knock* *DING DONG!*

"Open up! You need to buy this!"

*FSSSHSHSHHHHHHH*

"AHHHHHHHHHH!"
 
2012-10-08 06:40:12 PM

bim1154: LeroyBourne: bim1154: Just dumped Comcast t.v. last week. Enough was enough of crap t.v. and high bills.

It sucks at first, but after a while you'll wish you did it earlier.

I've been wanting to do it for a while now, but the wife loves all that shiat. I barely even watch tv anymore.


We fired comcast when Centurylink gave us a deal for faster pipe + cheaper. And I got the sales guy to agree on my contract that I'm not bound by their 250GB/mo cap. Everything comes from torrents now.

cron + a PHP parser for Torrentday's RSS feed + Transmission-daemon + PS3 media streamer = never needing cable TV again.
 
2012-10-08 06:40:46 PM

ScotterOtter: In before the gun nuts want to shoot them...oops, too late


Sometimes I wonder if all they want is just a chance to shoot someone. Would make a CSB though.
 
2012-10-08 06:41:45 PM

bim1154: LeroyBourne: bim1154: Just dumped Comcast t.v. last week. Enough was enough of crap t.v. and high bills.

It sucks at first, but after a while you'll wish you did it earlier.

I've been wanting to do it for a while now, but the wife loves all that shiat. I barely even watch tv anymore.


Tell her, 'you'll get over it.' ;)
 
2012-10-08 06:41:58 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: valkore: And WOW, more ITG "I keep a gun by the front door, let's see them negotiate with Smith and Wesson HURR HURR" comments that I thought possible in the first 50 posts. Nice job, Fark.

So, you have a story about people trying to forcibly enter homes and threatening homeowners and for some reason the guy with the gun is the one who gets your derision and mocking? Nice. I bet you blame the rape victim, too, don't you? She was just asking for it?


You must have not got the memo; guns are bad and anyone who has ever touch a gun is bad too.

/ a gun is a tool; like a screwdriver; they both have perfectly peaceful, legitimate uses. If used improperly; they can both kill people.
 
2012-10-08 06:42:21 PM
Think those people are intimidated? I've had Brian Urlacher in my living room during every game broadcast this weekend thanks to Comcast. I have a dream that for one ad the people at the cookout tell him to slag and kills, cooks and eats every last one of them.
 
2012-10-08 06:43:50 PM

superdave386: ScotterOtter: In before the gun nuts want to shoot them...oops, too late

Sometimes I wonder if all they want is just a chance to shoot someone. Would make a CSB though.



When the gulf war started, a guy in class told us that the only reason his brother was joining the military was because he wanted to see what it felt like to kill someone.
 
2012-10-08 06:43:59 PM

Whatthefark: The sound of a shotgun racking a shell is a great deterrent and can be heard through a door.


Shotguns really aren't all that loud when they're racking a shell, especially if some belligerent asshole is yelling at you and pounding on the door. There's no way to be sure they'll actually hear it over their own noise.

However, I've found that one sure attention-getter is the sound of a revving chainsaw followed by maniacal screams of 'will you love me like daddy did?'
 
2012-10-08 06:44:20 PM

beakerxf: dletter: "They said they were contractors for Comcast and had the authority to be there and showed me this card and I mean, I've got a deck of cards, I can pull out the queen but I'm not royalty," she said.

I like that line.

What I don't understand is this...

They say the company told them since the salesmen were contract workers, it's hard to pinpoint who they are.

So, was the salespeople trying to sell people to get Comcast (although, you'd think Comcast would give them a list of houses WITHOUT Comcast already), or people there to fix something? If they are just salespeople, WTF is with the "I've got authority to be here" line... GTF off my porch you do. I mean, even with a repair person they don't, but, at least you requested them, or maybe they are claiming that Comcast sent them proactively to fix a problem. Who the hell thinks as a salesperson you have the right to be anywhere?

I have Comcast internet, but not cable. So I'm constantly getting their salesmen at my door trying to get me to sign up for bundling. One day, when I was at work, they talked to my roommate. She said that the guy claimed that there was a problem with my cable box and they were delivering a replacement. He handed it to her and asked her to sign the paperwork. He had my name as the account holder and wrote "home-owner not present, but gave consent for [roomate] to sign."

Even though I immediately returned the box, it took a couple of tries to get the charges off my bill.

Unfortunately, they're the only broadband ISP in my area, so I'm stuck with them.


Damned capitalists....

Oh, wait, it's a government-enforced monopoly.....

Damned corporate socialists.....
 
2012-10-08 06:45:53 PM
My wife signed up for uVerse after a door to door salesweasle came to the door.

After turning off my phone and cutting the cables on my DirecTv, they found out that I am several thousand feet too far into the neighborhood. So the installers just left.
 
2012-10-08 06:46:08 PM
You know, just because someone knocks on your door, that doesn't mean you have to answer it. That's what peepholes are for.

I thought door-to-door salesmen had gone the way of the rotary phone. Guess not.
 
2012-10-08 06:47:41 PM

LeroyBourne: bim1154: LeroyBourne: bim1154: Just dumped Comcast t.v. last week. Enough was enough of crap t.v. and high bills.

It sucks at first, but after a while you'll wish you did it earlier.

I've been wanting to do it for a while now, but the wife loves all that shiat. I barely even watch tv anymore.

Tell her, 'you'll get over it.' ;)


Her girlfriend gave her 3 volumes of 50 Shades of Grey. It'll hold her for a while and make it easier to withdraw.
 
2012-10-08 06:48:07 PM

valkore: And WOW, more ITG "I keep a gun by the front door, let's see them negotiate with Smith and Wesson HURR HURR" comments that I thought possible in the first 50 posts. Nice job, Fark.


amazing how many gun toting pussies there are on fark, huh? too bad they do nothing about crime or scumbag politicians.
 
2012-10-08 06:49:50 PM

bim1154: Just dumped Comcast t.v. last week. Enough was enough of crap t.v. and high bills.


Just did the same! Netflix, Hulu, and HD antenna take the edge off my fix
 
2012-10-08 06:50:54 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: You know, just because someone knocks on your door, that doesn't mean you have to answer it. That's what peepholes are for.


No, you must grab your shotgun, swing open the door, pose like Ahnuld in Commando, and do your best Clint Eastwood impression when you ask "Got something for me, punk?" This is the only way to answer your door when strangers are threatening to break inside.
 
2012-10-08 06:51:47 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: You know, just because someone knocks on your door, that doesn't mean you have to answer it. That's what peepholes are for..


Exactly

/did door to door sales for 5 days....i can only have a gun shown to me so many times, fark that.
 
2012-10-08 06:53:09 PM

toraque: Whatthefark: The sound of a shotgun racking a shell is a great deterrent and can be heard through a door.

Shotguns really aren't all that loud when they're racking a shell, especially if some belligerent asshole is yelling at you and pounding on the door. There's no way to be sure they'll actually hear it over their own noise.

However, I've found that one sure attention-getter is the sound of a revving chainsaw followed by maniacal screams of 'will you love me like daddy did?'


The chainsaw is a cute touch but if you really want to get their attention and make them run away like my dad did right before I was born it takes something like my pet t-rex's roar to really do the trick. Yep I just kick him square in the balls and The Compensator there lets out one baaad-ass hollar. He never attacks me though because he knows my 11th belt judo will ruin him, same with my shotgun eyes.
 
2012-10-08 06:53:51 PM
Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.
 
2012-10-08 06:54:03 PM
Sounds like the worst porno ever.
 
2012-10-08 06:54:10 PM

Plant Rights Activist: I bet they didn't even have a 27B/6


I'm a bit of a stickler for paperwork.
 
2012-10-08 06:54:21 PM
I just buy whatever they are selling and then they leave.
 
2012-10-08 06:56:15 PM

WeenerGord: superdave386: ScotterOtter: In before the gun nuts want to shoot them...oops, too late

Sometimes I wonder if all they want is just a chance to shoot someone. Would make a CSB though.


When the gulf war started, a guy in class told us that the only reason his brother was joining the military was because he wanted to see what it felt like to kill someone.



Back when I had just started basic, the drill sergeant asked everyone why they had joined, and one guy said exactly that. He spent a lot of time as a squad leader during those 9 weeks. Got a lot more respect than the guys who said they joined for college money.
 
2012-10-08 06:56:58 PM

DarthBart: cron + a PHP parser for Torrentday's RSS feed + Transmission-daemon + PS3 media streamer = never needing cable TV again.


I had simplified my service down to just internet, too. Then the Comcast "contractor" showed up at my door with a list of every midget tranny porn site that I'd been to in the last three quarters. URL, where and when.

I now subscribe to everything they have.

I'm thinking that it's time to cut my losses. After the divorce (cheaper by at least 37%, according to my calculations) I'm going to sign up for a goddam proxy service.
 
2012-10-08 06:57:50 PM

udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.


The fact that you so many Americans seem to have gruesome murder fantasies and jerk off to gun pr0n is just creepy and weird. People around the work hate Americans because you stick your nose into international affairs far too often.

IMHO.
 
2012-10-08 06:59:30 PM

udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.


...because humans in the rest of the world are so peaceful and serene.
 
2012-10-08 06:59:55 PM

ZeroPly: WeenerGord: superdave386: ScotterOtter: In before the gun nuts want to shoot them...oops, too late

Sometimes I wonder if all they want is just a chance to shoot someone. Would make a CSB though.


When the gulf war started, a guy in class told us that the only reason his brother was joining the military was because he wanted to see what it felt like to kill someone.


Back when I had just started basic, the drill sergeant asked everyone why they had joined, and one guy said exactly that. He spent a lot of time as a squad leader during those 9 weeks.  Got a lot more respect than the guys who said they joined for college money.


Probably because none of them wanted to be the ones to give him his wish.
 
2012-10-08 07:01:03 PM

IoSaturnalia: I had simplified my service down to just internet, too. Then the Comcast "contractor" showed up at my door with a list of every midget tranny porn site that I'd been to in the last three quarters. URL, where and when.


And?

Why did that necessitate your buying cable? What channels have midget tranny porn?
 
2012-10-08 07:01:34 PM

Jument: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

The fact that you so many Americans seem to have gruesome murder fantasies and jerk off to gun pr0n is just creepy and weird. People around the work hate Americans because you stick your nose into international affairs far too often.

IMHO.


I'm all for letting the savages kill each other off.
 
2012-10-08 07:02:40 PM
www.imfdb.org

"Yes, I see you through the peep hole, and no I don't want to bundle."
 
2012-10-08 07:02:55 PM

Jument: People around the work hate Americans because you stick your nose into international affairs far too often.


Who's "you" and "your"? Don't collectivize us into something that is actually represented by the US government.
 
2012-10-08 07:02:57 PM

kroonermanblack: Basically, the cold-call to the door thing is done by contracting a company, who sub contracts about 50 times to someone who's willing to work for pure rage and baked beans, with the occasional rape and broken glass. These people then cover a unit area as best they can, and get no payment unless they sell about 500 times the number of products they possibly could. So unless someone has kept excrutiating notes on who worked what area when, and actually has some evidence that people obeyed those assignments, there's no way to prove these guys ever existed.


whoa wait just one second... all that fun AND beans?
 
2012-10-08 07:05:20 PM

jigger: Jument: People around the work hate Americans because you stick your nose into international affairs far too often.

Who's "you" and "your"? Don't collectivize us into something that is actually represented by the US government.



No, it's ok -- just like all Germans are Nazis and all Chinese people are Communists.

/stereotypes save time
 
2012-10-08 07:05:41 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: You know, just because someone knocks on your door, that doesn't mean you have to answer it. That's what peepholes are for.

I thought door-to-door salesmen had gone the way of the rotary phone. Guess not.


I have no interest in peepholes that do not have naked ladies on the other side.
After hours and hours of looking though the one on my door, I have concluded it is not in fact one of those peep holes.
I not longer have any use for it.
 
2012-10-08 07:05:58 PM

WeenerGord: When the gulf war started, a guy in class told us that the only reason his brother was joining the military was because he wanted to see what it felt like to kill someone.


I'm sure he enjoyed his time as a supply clerk.
 
2012-10-08 07:07:39 PM

udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?


Nope. It's because

1. The US military has bombed or is in the process of bombing their country
2. The CIA has covertly overthrown their dictator or elected president
3. American tourists wear fanny packs and white sneakers and it annoys them
4. They're jealous because almost every bit of modern technology they use was invented in America
 
2012-10-08 07:08:10 PM
I had a couple of these guys show up a while back. They creeped me out, I explained that they should never come back, called Comcast and said the next time those assholes showed up I would file a police report and name their CEO as an accomplice.

Haven't seen one of them since.

/now these creepy guys selling meat?
 
2012-10-08 07:11:51 PM

udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.


In most of the rest of the world they'd just stop wishing and get the job done.

Unless you are one of those people that says "rest of the world" and means "Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and sometimes maybe Japan. "
 
2012-10-08 07:13:01 PM
I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.
 
2012-10-08 07:15:52 PM

jigger: IoSaturnalia: I had simplified my service down to just internet, too. Then the Comcast "contractor" showed up at my door with a list of every midget tranny porn site that I'd been to in the last three quarters. URL, where and when.

And?

Why did that necessitate your buying cable? What channels have midget tranny porn?


The joke was suggesting that aggressive Comcast sales people will go so far as to use blackmail to get folks to sign up for full service.
 
2012-10-08 07:16:00 PM
Why is anyone believing their claim that they work for Comcast. If someone wants in your house, they can just as easily claim to be from any local utility company.
 
2012-10-08 07:16:06 PM

Cyclometh: /now these creepy guys selling meat?


I've had that happen once but the dude kept saying the freezer in the truck broke down and they needed to sell the meat quickly. The dude was polite but yeah I don't trust buying meat out the back of a truck with a broken freezer.
 
2012-10-08 07:17:37 PM

WTFDYW: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Mike_LowELL: Absolutely disgusting. I hope someone deals with these homeowners. Comcast is aggressive about giving you world-class internet at low prices. Boo hoo. Deal with it. Corporations have more right to be in your house than you do.

1/10.

Your sarcasm meter. It be broke.


Not everyone appreciates the beauty of what Mike does.
 
2012-10-08 07:17:37 PM
bim1154:

Her girlfriend gave her 3 volumes of 50 Shades of Grey. It'll hold her for a while and make it easier to withdraw.

LOL, a win win resolution, nice.
 
2012-10-08 07:18:41 PM

Sticky Hands: Unless you are one of those people that says "rest of the world" and means "Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and sometimes maybe Japan. "


Even then, Europe & Japan are known for some of the worst atrocities ever committed by humans, while Canada & Australia have treated their natives about as well as the US.

/ humans are brutal creatures, and pretending that nationality has any bearing on that fact only perpetuates one of the underlying problems: the idea of "tribalism", that "we" are better than "them" in some way
 
2012-10-08 07:18:52 PM

udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.


Oh man, you should've seen it the last time the JW's dared to knock on my door. Heh, I didn't even let them finish the first sentence. I... get this, I said, "No thank you," in a firm tone, and then, and then I closed the door right in their face! I mean, there they were on my doorstep, talking to me, and then blam, a closed door! Hah, it was so epic, you shoulda been there!

Oh yeah, I'm a badass.
 
2012-10-08 07:19:11 PM

ShadowLAnCeR: hutchkc: Whatthefark: The sound of a shotgun racking a shell is a great deterrent and can be heard through a door.

Never had to do that, but I do believe that's the universal language for 'And we're done here.'

^-- THIS

There are shotguns out there called "Streetsweepers" for a reason. You don't fark with a guy that has a shotgun because if it is pointed in your general direction and he has loaded buckshot (which is more than likely), he isn't going to miss.


PDX1 low recoil and will take a head off at close range
 
2012-10-08 07:19:15 PM

LeroyBourne: bim1154: Just dumped Comcast t.v. last week. Enough was enough of crap t.v. and high bills.

It sucks at first, but after a while you'll wish you did it earlier.


Did this years ago. Only thing I miss is MLB.
 
2012-10-08 07:19:16 PM
We aaaaaallll bundle.
 
2012-10-08 07:19:55 PM
I would love to let you in, but Mr Remington just filled up on 00 buck, and is in no mood for company.
 
2012-10-08 07:20:02 PM

Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.


Maybe you live or have lived in a place where it rains often, and it's advisable to keep an umbrellar at the door. It's like that, only instead of rain, it's a semi-constant stream of folks that need killing.
 
2012-10-08 07:20:17 PM

IoSaturnalia: jigger: IoSaturnalia: I had simplified my service down to just internet, too. Then the Comcast "contractor" showed up at my door with a list of every midget tranny porn site that I'd been to in the last three quarters. URL, where and when.

And?

Why did that necessitate your buying cable? What channels have midget tranny porn?

The joke was suggesting that aggressive Comcast sales people will go so far as to use blackmail to get folks to sign up for full service.


Sorry. I was hoping for at least PPV.
 
2012-10-08 07:21:00 PM

Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.


Without one the umbrella stand tends to look rather naked.
 
2012-10-08 07:21:13 PM
Showing off guns and talking tough, like the good little Romney voters you all really are. Since I used to belong to the NRA, and I attended a few guns shows, I know that most of you are really frightened little punks.

Besides, I don't know what you are all complaining about. This is the kind of business deregulation you morons are looking forward to. It's not like these guys are from the government, so STFU already.
 
2012-10-08 07:21:41 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: beakerxf: dletter: "They said they were contractors for Comcast and had the authority to be there and showed me this card and I mean, I've got a deck of cards, I can pull out the queen but I'm not royalty," she said.

I like that line.

What I don't understand is this...

They say the company told them since the salesmen were contract workers, it's hard to pinpoint who they are.

So, was the salespeople trying to sell people to get Comcast (although, you'd think Comcast would give them a list of houses WITHOUT Comcast already), or people there to fix something? If they are just salespeople, WTF is with the "I've got authority to be here" line... GTF off my porch you do. I mean, even with a repair person they don't, but, at least you requested them, or maybe they are claiming that Comcast sent them proactively to fix a problem. Who the hell thinks as a salesperson you have the right to be anywhere?

I have Comcast internet, but not cable. So I'm constantly getting their salesmen at my door trying to get me to sign up for bundling. One day, when I was at work, they talked to my roommate. She said that the guy claimed that there was a problem with my cable box and they were delivering a replacement. He handed it to her and asked her to sign the paperwork. He had my name as the account holder and wrote "home-owner not present, but gave consent for [roomate] to sign."

Even though I immediately returned the box, it took a couple of tries to get the charges off my bill.

Unfortunately, they're the only broadband ISP in my area, so I'm stuck with them.

Damned capitalists....

Oh, wait, it's a government-enforced monopoly.....

Damned corporate socialists.....


Actually, Qwest (now Century Link) offered DSL service in my area but the service never worked in my home. They offered to send technicians to the home for $75 an hour. Also, if it turned out to be an issue with old phone lines, they'd happily charge me for the materials.

Essentially, I got the feeling their DSL service was on its death bed and they were discouraging new customers from signing up. It was a very odd experience.
 
2012-10-08 07:23:19 PM

vudukungfu: But did they fix the cable?


^ winnar of thread
 
2012-10-08 07:24:13 PM
CSB:

This is one of the reasons I own a bluetick. 100% of people want to flee for their lives after they hear my *extremely* loud and aggressive sounding dog bawling at the door. Seriously, it sounds like a cannon or a foghorn going off.

Two nights ago I found the pizza guy about off the front walk and about 15 ft into the yard after he knocked and the dog started barking. He apparently doesn't like dogs.

Never had a problem with solicitors or salesmen of any type, though. They never want to come in the house, for some reason.

/CSB
 
2012-10-08 07:24:27 PM

Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.


That's the only thing what saved Pa Ingals when the bear got into the barn. They ate bear all winter.
 
2012-10-08 07:25:50 PM

Fissile: Showing off guns and talking tough, like the good little Romney voters you all really are. Since I used to belong to the NRA, and I attended a few guns shows, I know that most of you are really frightened little punks.

Besides, I don't know what you are all complaining about. This is the kind of business deregulation you morons are looking forward to. It's not like these guys are from the government, so STFU already.


^ Loser of the thread (possibly many other things as well)
 
2012-10-08 07:26:03 PM

Fissile: Showing off guns and talking tough, like the good little Romney voters you all really are. Since I used to belong to the NRA, and I attended a few guns shows, I know that most of you are really frightened little punks.

Besides, I don't know what you are all complaining about. This is the kind of business deregulation you morons are looking forward to. It's not like these guys are from the government, so STFU already.


*shrug* I vote Democrat... doesnt influence my gun collection. I used to be an NRA member, but stopped paying my dues because I knew I was just funneling money into the republican party.

I tell you what though, I havent gotten pulled over ever since I stuck my NRA sticker in my window. Been paced... but never actually pulled. Maybe its coincidence.... maybe it isnt.
 
2012-10-08 07:26:55 PM

Vodka Zombie: Isn't Washington a "Stand-Your-Ground" state?


Washintgon is wide-stance state.
 
2012-10-08 07:27:29 PM
I haaaate aggressive sales people. We had a security system guy who came around 7 pm and asked if we wanted a sign to put in our yard. Then he started rambling about the free installation. I said 'Yeah, I know but what is the monthly cost?' and then told him we weren't interested. So then he goes on and on about how our dog isn't going to protect our house (which I didn't even mention, but the 70 lb German Shepherd was barking his head off inside) and will our dog protect our house when we are on vacation. I never brought up anything about my dog guarding my house (because I don't expect him to).

At this point I wanted this guy to get lost so I could go on a walk. He started asking me questions like "can I come inside and look around?" "when are you going on vacation?". WTF? I am a small female and it is getting dark outside. No, I don't want to talk to you anymore or at all and I want you to get lost. Fortunately I like to be extremely rude and slam doors in people's faces or just walk off.
 
2012-10-08 07:30:14 PM

jigger: Jument: People around the work hate Americans because you stick your nose into international affairs far too often.

Who's "you" and "your"? Don't collectivize us into something that is actually represented by the US government.


Last time I checked your government was elected. By the people. Since the country was founded.
 
2012-10-08 07:31:18 PM

jigger: I was hoping for at least PPV.


There are plenty of preverted torrents out there. Just use a VPN or stick to TOR sites or use some other way to hide your activity from Comcast, or You'll Be Sorry.
 
2012-10-08 07:31:58 PM

Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.



They dont have to, they want to. There is a gun culture among many citizens, we dont all happen to see where we live on a daily basis. Im in California where gun nuts are rather rare compared to the rest of the country, but I know 2 people closely with more than just a shotty by the door. People with laser sights on their pistols on their end table, my other buddy also has at least 3 different kinds of guns stashed in the front room including the "boom stick" over-under sawed off in the couch cushion where he's always sitting.

Theyre both gung ho conservatives, they are both trained extremely well in unarmed combat as well, and they both most certainly dont live in ghetto areas wherein an ever-stashed gun might be expected, they live in suburban communities and are otherwise normal. Might be some correlation there. It isnt even "paranoid gun person" syndrome, its more of a redneck lifestyle choice theyve inherited from their sires, from what Ive gathered.
 
2012-10-08 07:32:47 PM

udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.


If you tell someone visiting your home to leave and not to come back, I think it is reasonable to bring out a gun (or some other weapon) as a precaution if they return to your house again. There's no need to answer the door...just call the police and wait. In the case of the article, it sounds like the homeowners told the guys to leave during the first visit and they refused to leave. You really think that it is unreasonable for the homeowner to start seeking protection at that very moment? I believe it is best to call the cops immediately, but everyone should have the capability to defend oneself (protecting your body and well being is more important than your property) in some way. For some people, protection means a guard dog. For others, it means owning a gun or some other kind of weapon...even pepper spray.

I don't see a point in flashing a weapon around to even the most aggressive seeming visitor in the event that it could escalate a situation, but I suppose some people think it would deter a criminal from trying to break in in the first place. YMMV.
 
2012-10-08 07:33:07 PM

WeenerGord: How about pepper spray? can you use pepper spray? Maybe have a nozzle mounted beside the front door?


I just hooked it up to the door bell to save time.
 
2012-10-08 07:37:32 PM

D_Evans45: Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.


They dont have to, they want to. There is a gun culture among many citizens, we dont all happen to see where we live on a daily basis. Im in California where gun nuts are rather rare compared to the rest of the country, but I know 2 people closely with more than just a shotty by the door. People with laser sights on their pistols on their end table, my other buddy also has at least 3 different kinds of guns stashed in the front room including the "boom stick" over-under sawed off in the couch cushion where he's always sitting.

Theyre both gung ho conservatives, they are both trained extremely well in unarmed combat as well, and they both most certainly dont live in ghetto areas wherein an ever-stashed gun might be expected, they live in suburban communities and are otherwise normal. Might be some correlation there. It isnt even "paranoid gun person" syndrome, its more of a redneck lifestyle choice theyve inherited from their sires, from what Ive gathered.


All that is correct. I've seen my dad take out a gun in broad daylight I'll just stop right there.
 
2012-10-08 07:38:07 PM

D_Evans45: Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.


They dont have to, they want to. There is a gun culture among many citizens, we dont all happen to see where we live on a daily basis. Im in California where gun nuts are rather rare compared to the rest of the country, but I know 2 people closely with more than just a shotty by the door. People with laser sights on their pistols on their end table, my other buddy also has at least 3 different kinds of guns stashed in the front room including the "boom stick" over-under sawed off in the couch cushion where he's always sitting.

Theyre both gung ho conservatives, they are both trained extremely well in unarmed combat as well, and they both most certainly dont live in ghetto areas wherein an ever-stashed gun might be expected, they live in suburban communities and are otherwise normal. Might be some correlation there. It isnt even "paranoid gun person" syndrome, its more of a redneck lifestyle choice theyve inherited from their sires, from what Ive gathered.


Well put, thanks.
 
2012-10-08 07:39:27 PM

Fissile: Since I used to belong to the NRA, and I attended a few guns shows


Are you getting a kick out of this? I know I get a good kick out of letting my good friend Mr. Winchester speak his piece. Although he is a bit of an asshole and loud to boot I find his conversation to be rather stimulating.
 
2012-10-08 07:41:27 PM
Compliments of my less than pristine home there are many potential weapons within arms reach of the door. Forcibly crossing the threshold has an equal chance of being stabbed with a screw driver or bludgeoned with a toddler's toy.

/the kid's toys are more lethal than a screw driver 
//never threaten, just act
 
2012-10-08 07:43:42 PM

Elegy: CSB:

This is one of the reasons I own a bluetick. 100% of people want to flee for their lives after they hear my *extremely* loud and aggressive sounding dog bawling at the door. Seriously, it sounds like a cannon or a foghorn going off.

Two nights ago I found the pizza guy about off the front walk and about 15 ft into the yard after he knocked and the dog started barking. He apparently doesn't like dogs.

Never had a problem with solicitors or salesmen of any type, though. They never want to come in the house, for some reason.

/CSB


That is not why I got a German Shepherd but some people are terrified of him- even some close friends ask that I put him in another room when they come over. Salespeople will try to talk to me but they are just staring at him (and having a staring contest with a dog is a great way to make the dog bark even more). What they don't know is that if I did let him out he would just bark like crazy and then sniff and wander off. I would never encourage or train my dog to bite someone but people take one look at a big black barking dog and assume he is a killing machine.
 
2012-10-08 07:45:01 PM

big pig peaches: WeenerGord: How about pepper spray? can you use pepper spray? Maybe have a nozzle mounted beside the front door?

I just hooked it up to the door bell to save time.


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2012-10-08 07:47:40 PM

NoSugarAdded: Compliments of my less than pristine home there are many potential weapons within arms reach of the door. Forcibly crossing the threshold has an equal chance of being stabbed with a screw driver or bludgeoned with a toddler's toy.

/the kid's toys are more lethal than a screw driver 
//never threaten, just act


Good point. Perhaps a lego landmine field across the porch would be sufficient.
 
2012-10-08 07:49:56 PM

TheGreatGazoo: My wife signed up for uVerse after a door to door salesweasle came to the door.

After turning off my phone and cutting the cables on my DirecTv, they found out that I am several thousand feet too far into the neighborhood. So the installers just left.


My Uverse person just used the lines from Comcast inside and sine we already had At&t service for phone and DSL so it was pretty easy
 
2012-10-08 07:50:37 PM
I've had a sign on my door for years "No Soliciting" and for the most part door to door folks see it and keep on going. Recently I had some peckerwood who stopped by and when I answered the door, I could see he was one of those "I'm working my way through some school or something". He tells me he wasn't trying to sell me anything to which I cut him off and said, "So in other words you are here to give me something absolutely free of charge?" That pretty much ended the conversation and he left.
 
2012-10-08 07:50:53 PM

valkore: dahmers love zombie: Yeah, I'll see your "right to be here" and raise you two Shepherds and a .357.

Is it just me, or has the economy bred a seriously aggressive bunch of saleshumans?

Eh, no. They've always been around, but have traditionally held jobs at companies that cater to business sales. I've worked in IT management for 15 years and I'm continually amazed at the desperate tactics employed by a good majority of the sales teams hawking everything from hardware to professional services. The higher the contract or sales orders, the crazier it gets. I've been solicited on the premise of "Buy Product X from me and enjoy guaranteed dinners at (insert fancy restaurant) every month as well as complimentary swag for your entire team, or don't and enjoy your name going on an informal black list that guarantees you the worst pricing from vendors in this industry for the foreseeable future, plus we'll keep calling you until you hand over your firstborn."

My guess is the group of non-performing salespeople from these places found lesser paying jobs at companies like Comcast, hate life, hate people in general, and are going to sell whatever products and services they have with a vengeance.


Wish I could highlight the important part, here, but Mobile Fark still kinda sucks for quoting.

Anyway, yeah, on swag and IT vendors... I haven't *needed* to buy a new polo shirt in probably five years; I've easily got two weeks' worth of vendor-logoed shirts...
 
2012-10-08 07:51:46 PM

Mr. Lepage: D_Evans45: Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.


They dont have to, they want to. There is a gun culture among many citizens, we dont all happen to see where we live on a daily basis. Im in California where gun nuts are rather rare compared to the rest of the country, but I know 2 people closely with more than just a shotty by the door. People with laser sights on their pistols on their end table, my other buddy also has at least 3 different kinds of guns stashed in the front room including the "boom stick" over-under sawed off in the couch cushion where he's always sitting.

Theyre both gung ho conservatives, they are both trained extremely well in unarmed combat as well, and they both most certainly dont live in ghetto areas wherein an ever-stashed gun might be expected, they live in suburban communities and are otherwise normal. Might be some correlation there. It isnt even "paranoid gun person" syndrome, its more of a redneck lifestyle choice theyve inherited from their sires, from what Ive gathered.

Well put, thanks.


I don't see why being "self defense" oriented is a class or "redneck culture" issue. I lived in Chicago for 10 years as a single female. Several of those years were in fairly bad neighborhoods and I know of at least four times that I evaded getting mugged (or probably worse in one case) because of some stealth maneuvering on my part. I am well trained in unarmed combat now as a personal choice as I never appreciated being a victim. I never cared for guns, but I tolerate my partner keeping them in my household and know how to safely use them. Just because a person doesn't implicitly trust that all humans have the best intentions, it doesn't make him/her low class. Fortunately, since I've lived away from Chicago I haven't really seen much crime. I still like to keep my skills sharp...but that's more for personal gratification than fear of home invasion.
 
2012-10-08 07:57:52 PM

beakerxf: Actually, Qwest (now Century Link) offered DSL service in my area but the service never worked in my home. They offered to send technicians to the home for $75 an hour. Also, if it turned out to be an issue with old phone lines, they'd happily charge me for the materials.

Essentially, I got the feeling their DSL service was on its death bed and they were discouraging new customers from signing up. It was a very odd experience.


Well, it's still working, I'm using it right now. (And I'm sooo glad to have an alternative to Comcast..)
 
2012-10-08 07:57:54 PM
As an Internet Tough Guy, I'd be glad to make some divots in my front lawn from the Comcast guys' heads.

Come on by and be assholes anytime, gentlemen. See you in court. Hopefully that trip to the hospital was worth your crappy $10/hour job.
 
2012-10-08 07:59:49 PM

bim1154: I've had a sign on my door for years "No Soliciting" and for the most part door to door folks see it and keep on going. Recently I had some peckerwood who stopped by and when I answered the door, I could see he was one of those "I'm working my way through some school or something". He tells me he wasn't trying to sell me anything to which I cut him off and said, "So in other words you are here to give me something absolutely free of charge?" That pretty much ended the conversation and he left.


When I was in college, working and going to school, 21 years old I had 2 girls come to my apartment. They said 'We're selling magazines to raise money so we can go on spring break in Panama!!'.

Not for charity, they wanted me to fund their spring break. Every spring break I was in college I spent my time working full time so that I could save up some money to get me through until summer. I was like 'really? no. get a real job.'
 
2012-10-08 07:59:49 PM
When dealing with Comcast folks, just use the adjective "Comcastic" as often as possible and as negatively as possible. They love that.

bim1154: "So in other words you are here to give me something absolutely free of charge?" That pretty much ended the conversation and he left.


Uhh... the undying love of our savior, the Lord, Je- *slam*
 
2012-10-08 08:04:38 PM
People answer when other people knock on their door or ring the doorbell?

How odd.
 
2012-10-08 08:04:44 PM
Damn, for the past five years I have wanted to get Comcast because the other cable company(Milenium/Broadstripe) is way to expensive, plus I live in a building that is supposedly historical and I can not put up a sat dish.

The city divided up their territories by zip code, so the people across the street can get Comcast and some friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service.

I like to watch motorsports and so much is on Speed channel(now owned by FOX) and this stupid service has Speed bundled with FOX s college sports stations and you need expanded basic and a digital upgrade and yadda, yadda, yadda, just to get Speed and it costs over $100 per month(might be an HD upgrade also).

With Comcast the $33 basic package gets you Speed channel along with almost everything else except Starz/encore that come with digital upgrade.
 
2012-10-08 08:05:02 PM

A Terrible Human: Cyclometh: /now these creepy guys selling meat?

I've had that happen once but the dude kept saying the freezer in the truck broke down and they needed to sell the meat quickly. The dude was polite but yeah I don't trust buying meat out the back of a truck with a broken freezer.


Wow! Happened to me too---said they had to sell from their truck becuz a big sale was cancelled. Just shut the door and he went away....
 
2012-10-08 08:07:37 PM

elysive: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

If you tell someone visiting your home to leave and not to come back, I think it is reasonable to bring out a gun (or some other weapon) as a precaution if they return to your house again. There's no need to answer the door...just call the police and wait. In the case of the article, it sounds like the homeowners told the guys to leave during the first visit and they refused to leave. You really think that it is unreasonable for the homeowner to start seeking protection at that very moment? I believe it is best to call the cops immediately, but everyone should have the capability to defend oneself (protecting your body and well being is more important than your property) in some way. For some people, protection means a guard dog. For others, it means owning a gun or some other kind of weapon...even pepper spray.

I don't see a point in flashing a weapon around to even the most aggressive seeming visitor in the event that it could escalate a situation, but I suppose some people think it would deter a criminal from trying to break in in the first place. YMMV.


Robbers (thieves/burglars/home invaders) are very VERY risk management oriented. They will seek soft targets. Presenting a firearm effectively removes you from their list.
 
2012-10-08 08:09:25 PM
True Story: Comcast guy comes to my front door (which has a "No Solicitors" sign, BTW). I'm busy but the doorbell rarely rings so I go to the door. The guy wants to come in and talk about Comcast. I point to the sign and he says, "Well can I ask you two questions?" I say "No" and he starts asking away.

That's when I pulled my shirt back to expose the Glock 9mm holstered. He kinda waves and says "sorry to disturb" you and gets the hell out.

"No Solicitors" means if I don't already have business with you? Get the F*CK out.
 
2012-10-08 08:11:23 PM

KrispyKritter: valkore: And WOW, more ITG "I keep a gun by the front door, let's see them negotiate with Smith and Wesson HURR HURR" comments that I thought possible in the first 50 posts. Nice job, Fark.

amazing how many gun toting pussies there are on fark, huh? too bad they do nothing about crime or scumbag politicians.


The pighaters wont go shoot cops either. Pussies.
 
2012-10-08 08:16:46 PM

fusillade762: I knew the day would come when the Comcast militia roamed the streets with impunity.


Its posts like this that make me love Fark. I lol'd
 
2012-10-08 08:16:52 PM

spidermilk: Elegy: CSB:

This is one of the reasons I own a bluetick. 100% of people want to flee for their lives after they hear my *extremely* loud and aggressive sounding dog bawling at the door. Seriously, it sounds like a cannon or a foghorn going off.

Two nights ago I found the pizza guy about off the front walk and about 15 ft into the yard after he knocked and the dog started barking. He apparently doesn't like dogs.

Never had a problem with solicitors or salesmen of any type, though. They never want to come in the house, for some reason.

/CSB

That is not why I got a German Shepherd but some people are terrified of him- even some close friends ask that I put him in another room when they come over. Salespeople will try to talk to me but they are just staring at him (and having a staring contest with a dog is a great way to make the dog bark even more). What they don't know is that if I did let him out he would just bark like crazy and then sniff and wander off. I would never encourage or train my dog to bite someone but people take one look at a big black barking dog and assume he is a killing machine.


Yeah, if an intruder got in my dog might lick them to death, but that would be the extent of their injuries.

He's the most patient, good natured dog I've ever seen, but when we're walking in the park and he starts barking at squirrels or some such (no lie) mothers grab their children and pick them up out of fear. I know for a fact I can hear him over a mile away when we're hunting on still nights.

/mr 410 sits in the umbrella stand as a backup if the dog doesn't deter
 
2012-10-08 08:17:04 PM

Yogimus: elysive: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

If you tell someone visiting your home to leave and not to come back, I think it is reasonable to bring out a gun (or some other weapon) as a precaution if they return to your house again. There's no need to answer the door...just call the police and wait. In the case of the article, it sounds like the homeowners told the guys to leave during the first visit and they refused to leave. You really think that it is unreasonable for the homeowner to start seeking protection at that very moment? I believe it is best to call the cops immediately, but everyone should have the capability to defend oneself (protecting your body and well being is more important than your property) in some way. For some people, protection means a guard dog. For others, it means owning a gun or some other kind of weapon...even pepper spray.

I don't see a point in flashing a weapon around to even the most aggressive seeming visitor in the event that it could escalate a situation, but I suppose some people think it would deter a criminal from trying to break in in the first place. YMMV.

Robbers (thieves/burglars/home invaders) are very VERY risk management oriented. They will seek soft targets. Presenting a firearm effectively removes you from their list.


When I lived in the city, at least twice I found that making eye contact with a potential thug, grabbing my belongings closer to my person and increasing my pace was almost sufficient to avoid getting robbed. It didn't always work. Running away was my method of escape the other times when I'm sure I probably wasn't that fast. I'm guessing that in most home invasion situations, being home and not inviting potential intruders in would be sufficient to remove you as a "mark". Additionally, firmly asking the people to leave and locking the door would help convey the message that you wont take any crap. Do the intruders want to risk a defiant person being armed or fighting back after putting in the effort of forcible entry?

I guess if you don't think you give a confident and commanding enough presence, flash your piece if that makes you feel better!
 
2012-10-08 08:18:24 PM

just_another_asshole/jaa: ... friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service..


If you are looking to get channels not cheaply available where you live, there is a workaround.
Just ask your friends to add-on one of the mini Comcast boxes (tuner, does not allow PPV) and to host a Slingbox for you. Should cost all of five bucks a month, or just buy them a six pack every so often.
 
2012-10-08 08:22:50 PM

elysive:

Fortunately, since I've lived away from Chicago I haven't really seen much crime.

Sorry, I should have said I couldn't imagine living in Chicago.

 
2012-10-08 08:23:04 PM
These guys sound more like home invaders looking for their next mark.
Either that or idiots looking to get fired.

/Sorry, I don't want whatever your selling
/Mr. 9mm don't want none neither.
 
2012-10-08 08:25:28 PM

Elegy: spidermilk: Elegy: CSB:


"Yeah, if an intruder got in my dog might lick them to death, but that would be the extent of their injuries."


You need a better dog. Mine licks the skin off their hands and face, then beats them to death with her tail.

 
2012-10-08 08:29:44 PM

elysive: Mr. Lepage: D_Evans45: ...

I don't see why being "self defense" oriented is a class or "redneck culture" issue. I lived in Chicago for 10 years as a single female. Several of those years were in fairly bad neighborhoods and I know of at least four times that I evaded getting mugged (or probably worse in one case) because of some stealth maneuvering on my part. I am well trained in unarmed combat now as a personal choice as I never appreciated being a victim. I never cared for guns, but I tolerate my partner keeping them in my household and know how to safely use them. Just because a person doesn't implicitly trust that all humans have the best intentions, it doesn't make him/her low class. Fortunately, since I've lived away from Chicago I haven't really seen much crime. I still like to keep my skills sharp...but that's more for personal gratification than fear of home invasion.



Well, gun culture amongst rednecks is pretty big, even if it isnt strictly a redneck thing.
 
2012-10-08 08:33:27 PM
Step one: talk just long enough to find out what is being sold.
Step two: tell them you already have it.

Works every time. For you castle defenders: catch them continuing to harass and you've increased your ability to articulate they were a threat.
 
2012-10-08 08:35:32 PM

ChicagoKev: just_another_asshole/jaa: ... friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service..

If you are looking to get channels not cheaply available where you live, there is a workaround.
Just ask your friends to add-on one of the mini Comcast boxes (tuner, does not allow PPV) and to host a Slingbox for you. Should cost all of five bucks a month, or just buy them a six pack every so often.


Mini Comcast boxes? Sorry but I don't see how that would work, stretch cable for three blocks?

looking at Slingbox it appears to work on WiFi, I tried to get Comcast to deliver service over WiFi but the rep I was talking to said they were not able to do so, but he appeared to be considering the idea so maybe some day.
 
2012-10-08 08:35:54 PM
Also I guess I should add to that post, I dont dislike gun toting rednecks, I have a stepdad and a close friend who do it... I certainly support their right to have guns stashed at the ready in multiple rooms, even if I find it a bit odd.
 
2012-10-08 08:37:25 PM

D_Evans45: Also I guess I should add to that post, I dont dislike gun toting rednecks, I have a stepdad and a close friend who do it... I certainly support their right to have guns stashed at the ready in multiple rooms, even if I find it a bit odd.


People generally do, until they need it.
 
2012-10-08 08:39:43 PM

Yogimus: D_Evans45: Also I guess I should add to that post, I dont dislike gun toting rednecks, I have a stepdad and a close friend who do it... I certainly support their right to have guns stashed at the ready in multiple rooms, even if I find it a bit odd.

People generally do, until they need it.



Not trying to be a smartass here. Have you ever had a home invasion/trespass situation you effectively diffused with your stash piece that you otherwise wouldnt have been able to diffuse?
 
2012-10-08 08:39:44 PM

just_another_asshole/jaa: ChicagoKev: just_another_asshole/jaa: ... friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service..

If you are looking to get channels not cheaply available where you live, there is a workaround.
Just ask your friends to add-on one of the mini Comcast boxes (tuner, does not allow PPV) and to host a Slingbox for you. Should cost all of five bucks a month, or just buy them a six pack every so often.

Mini Comcast boxes? Sorry but I don't see how that would work, stretch cable for three blocks?

looking at Slingbox it appears to work on WiFi, I tried to get Comcast to deliver service over WiFi but the rep I was talking to said they were not able to do so, but he appeared to be considering the idea so maybe some day.


Maybe I'm taking the bait...
Slingbox is a device you put in your house. It transcodes the tv signal into a webpage type deal. You have to setup your internet router to allow inbound traffic to the sling box, then you can watch your tv shows like watching stuff on youtube, but the resolution should be better.
 
2012-10-08 08:43:08 PM

Ika7734:

Maybe I'm taking the bait...
Slingbox is a device you put in your house. It transcodes the tv signal into a webpage type deal. You have to setup your internet router to allow inbound traffic to the sling box, then you can watch your tv shows like watching stuff on youtube, but the resolution should be better.


some folks call it a slingbox. I call it a kaiserbox mmmmhmmm.
 
2012-10-08 08:44:27 PM

elysive: I'm guessing that in most home invasion situations, being home and not inviting potential intruders in would be sufficient to remove you as a "mark". Additionally, firmly asking the people to leave and locking the door would help convey the message that you wont take any crap. Do the intruders want to risk a defiant person being armed or fighting back after putting in the effort of forcible entry?

I guess if you don't think you give a confident and commanding enough presence, flash your piece if that makes you feel better!


Those are good suggestions for preventing a home invasion; however, if they ignore that and force entry into the home, what then? Will you confident and commanding presence be enough if it wasn't enough to begin with?

It's not like an armed person should open the door, invite them in and then shoot them. If they force their way in, though, I see no reason why they shouldn't leave feet first. As you pointed out, you've conveyed the message they are unwanted. If they continue beyond that, it's apparent your wishes aren't their concern. At what point do you become concerned for your safety?
 
2012-10-08 08:45:27 PM

D_Evans45: Yogimus: D_Evans45: Also I guess I should add to that post, I dont dislike gun toting rednecks, I have a stepdad and a close friend who do it... I certainly support their right to have guns stashed at the ready in multiple rooms, even if I find it a bit odd.

People generally do, until they need it.


Not trying to be a smartass here. Have you ever had a home invasion/trespass situation you effectively diffused with your stash piece that you otherwise wouldnt have been able to diffuse?


Been robbed twice, shot at on the street on my way home once. (it was a miss, a stupid kid doing a driveby) That's when I bought my 1st gun. I eventually got into military/law enforcement, and (NOT AN APPEAL TO AUTHORITY ARGUMENT) I began to realize that word of hard targets gets around in the criminal community. Have I diffused a situation by flashing my piece? No. Do I look forward to shooting a "thug"? Hell no.

I am not looking to Zimmerman someone. Just want to be able to enforce my will on my property.
 
2012-10-08 08:47:09 PM

dahmers love zombie:

Is it just me, or has the economy bred a seriously aggressive bunch of saleshumans? I'm getting cold-called at home and on my cell, yelled at on the sidewalk, bothered while actually IN the store, etc. Oh, and Sam's Club, here's a newsflash: when you fill up all of the open space in your store with little stalls staffed by what sound like carnival barkers, and they're all hawking DirectTV or some sketchy vitamin drink, it really makes me want to never come in your store again.




They do this shiat at BJ's too right by the exit...always two shady "car salesmen" asking customers if they want a "Bath Fitter" bathtub covering crap...I can't believe people would even stop and bother, or buy anything this way. Free food samples are fine, but businesses allowing these companies to hawk products that have nothing to do with the store, it is just cheesy.

I rarely answer door at home unless I am expecting a package (especially this time of the year with all the voting junk going on). Now if only I could get the freeloaders who are too cheap to send out their snail-mail spam from sticking their pizza menus, computer repair, or housecleaning shiat under my mailbox flag (which apparently isn't illegal). Or the "mini-bag of rocks with a landscaper business card in it" thrown all over the driveway. This is an HOA townhome community, dumbasses. Someone mows all the lawns at once.
 
2012-10-08 08:49:40 PM
FIOS for the win.
 
2012-10-08 08:50:37 PM

just_another_asshole/jaa: ChicagoKev: just_another_asshole/jaa: ... friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service..

If you are looking to get channels not cheaply available where you live, there is a workaround.
Just ask your friends to add-on one of the mini Comcast boxes (tuner, does not allow PPV) and to host a Slingbox for you. Should cost all of five bucks a month, or just buy them a six pack every so often.

Mini Comcast boxes? Sorry but I don't see how that would work, stretch cable for three blocks?

looking at Slingbox it appears to work on WiFi, I tried to get Comcast to deliver service over WiFi but the rep I was talking to said they were not able to do so, but he appeared to be considering the idea so maybe some day.


The small comcast box is to provide the tuner between the cable and the slingbox.

[Neighbor's cable -> comcast box -> slingbox] -----> INTERNET --> [you]
 
2012-10-08 08:51:03 PM

Plant Rights Activist:

some folks call it a slingbox. I call it a kaiserbox mmmmhmmm.


www.hipstercrite.com

I reckon I find your comment a might bit funny mmmmhmmmm.
 
2012-10-08 08:52:45 PM

Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.


Really, that's a terrible place to keep it. Too far away in the case of a door kicker, he gets between you and your shotgun. By the end of the couch or next to your recliner is a better bet.

It would be nice if you lived in my neighborhood, the thugs would leave the rest of us alone for a while. At least until they picked you clean.
 
2012-10-08 08:56:20 PM
They said they were contractors for Comcast

There's your problem right there.
 
2012-10-08 08:56:47 PM
wtfcontent.com
One of the few benefits of living in Texas. Violent salespeople tend to Darwin themselves out of business here.
 
2012-10-08 08:57:26 PM

iheartscotch: / a gun is a tool; like a screwdriver; they both have perfectly peaceful, legitimate uses. If used improperly; they can both kill people.


And when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
 
2012-10-08 08:58:09 PM

ex-nuke: Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.

Really, that's a terrible place to keep it. Too far away in the case of a door kicker, he gets between you and your shotgun. By the end of the couch or next to your recliner is a better bet.

It would be nice if you lived in my neighborhood, the thugs would leave the rest of us alone for a while. At least until they picked you clean.


I keep either my Springfield XDm or my 1911 either on me or within arm's reach at all times. The pistols are for fighting my way to my Mossberg that I probably should have put in a more accessible place.
 
2012-10-08 09:00:05 PM

zenferret: iheartscotch: / a gun is a tool; like a screwdriver; they both have perfectly peaceful, legitimate uses. If used improperly; they can both kill people.

And when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.


And when you have a shotgun everything looks like a duck?

/You are so brave going on the internet all by yourself
 
2012-10-08 09:00:09 PM

zenferret: iheartscotch: / a gun is a tool; like a screwdriver; they both have perfectly peaceful, legitimate uses. If used improperly; they can both kill people.

And when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.



When you have a big enough hammer, everything IS a nail.
 
2012-10-08 09:02:07 PM

ex-nuke: Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.

Really, that's a terrible place to keep it. Too far away in the case of a door kicker, he gets between you and your shotgun. By the end of the couch or next to your recliner is a better bet.

It would be nice if you lived in my neighborhood, the thugs would leave the rest of us alone for a while. At least until they picked you clean.


Have you considered moving?
 
2012-10-08 09:03:36 PM

CthulhuCalling: ex-nuke: Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.

I keep either my Springfield XDm or my 1911 either on me or within arm's reach at all times. The pistols are for fighting my way to my Mossberg that I probably should have put in a more accessible place.

Where do you live, Afghanistan?

 
2012-10-08 09:11:34 PM

zenferret: iheartscotch: / a gun is a tool; like a screwdriver; they both have perfectly peaceful, legitimate uses. If used improperly; they can both kill people.

And when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.


Hey now; there isn't anything you can't fix with a hammer, crescent wrench and duct tape.

/ see? I can use sayings that don't apply to the conversation at hand too.
 
2012-10-08 09:12:51 PM

udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.


I'm going to throw my $.02 in here...

We keep a shotgun near the door, but it's not the "go to" when it comes to pushy salesmen. I have dogs. The sight of a 95 pound German Shepherd showing off his pearly whites usually causes temporary paralysis in the sales person. This gives our dumpy little Bassett Hound a chance to move in, drool on their pant legs, and in one marvelous instance, piddle on their shoes.

They never come back for some reason...
 
2012-10-08 09:14:11 PM

Mr. Lepage: CthulhuCalling: ex-nuke: Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.

I keep either my Springfield XDm or my 1911 either on me or within arm's reach at all times. The pistols are for fighting my way to my Mossberg that I probably should have put in a more accessible place.

Where do you live, Afghanistan?


My guess is America.
 
2012-10-08 09:16:56 PM

spidermilk: bim1154: I've had a sign on my door for years "No Soliciting" and for the most part door to door folks see it and keep on going. Recently I had some peckerwood who stopped by and when I answered the door, I could see he was one of those "I'm working my way through some school or something". He tells me he wasn't trying to sell me anything to which I cut him off and said, "So in other words you are here to give me something absolutely free of charge?" That pretty much ended the conversation and he left.

When I was in college, working and going to school, 21 years old I had 2 girls come to my apartment. They said 'We're selling magazines to raise money so we can go on spring break in Panama!!'.

Not for charity, they wanted me to fund their spring break. Every spring break I was in college I spent my time working full time so that I could save up some money to get me through until summer. I was like 'really? no. get a real job.'


Had a kid come to my door collecting donations for his senior trip to Mexico
 
2012-10-08 09:17:28 PM

valkore: And WOW, more ITG "I keep a gun by the front door, let's see them negotiate with Smith and Wesson HURR HURR" comments that I thought possible in the first 50 posts. Nice job, Fark.


Yeah, it was way more than I expected too. Any of these people actually shooting an unarmed person who is simply being obnoxious on their porch, in a city that allows door-to-door sales, would be totally boned by a jury. Oh, I know, someone will come out with how they have a front gate and a sign and are therefore justified, but come on.

If they push in and defy your insistence that they leave, then sure, just make sure to stay out of grabbing range, keep your weight balanced, aim for center of mass, and make sure nobody you care about is behind the target. And don't use bullshiat like rock salt or blanks, people who give such advice are idiots, as are the ones who insist on using illegal ammo.
 
2012-10-08 09:19:35 PM

Yogimus: zenferret: iheartscotch: / a gun is a tool; like a screwdriver; they both have perfectly peaceful, legitimate uses. If used improperly; they can both kill people.

And when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

And when you have a shotgun everything looks like a duck?

/You are so brave going on the internet all by yourself


Only when the ducks don't look like geese!

/ why, thank you! But, I will soon have to take a basket to my grandmother; for, she is sick. Will you kindly escort me?

// god has a place for all of his animals; that place is next to the mashed potatoes.

/ had some delicious deer sausage for breakfast; my butcher puts in a mixture of seasonings and jalapenos.
 
2012-10-08 09:22:12 PM

Smackledorfer: Step one: talk just long enough to find out what is being sold.
Step two: tell them you already have it.

Works every time. For you castle defenders: catch them continuing to harass and you've increased your ability to articulate they were a threat.


"Sorry. I'm already with company X. I get 50/25 internet, all channels, HD, On-Demand -- but no HBO or premiums. And I pay $22 a month for it. If you can beat that price, and guarantee it for 2 years, I'll gladly switch."

No, of course they can't beat it.

Yes, of course I'm lying through my teeth to them.
 
2012-10-08 09:23:33 PM
To anyone who has Comcast:
Do they have a monopoly in your area? Is there no other choice for you? I can't imagine a worse company.
 
2012-10-08 09:26:34 PM

Saturn5: elysive: I'm guessing that in most home invasion situations, being home and not inviting potential intruders in would be sufficient to remove you as a "mark". Additionally, firmly asking the people to leave and locking the door would help convey the message that you wont take any crap. Do the intruders want to risk a defiant person being armed or fighting back after putting in the effort of forcible entry?

I guess if you don't think you give a confident and commanding enough presence, flash your piece if that makes you feel better!

Those are good suggestions for preventing a home invasion; however, if they ignore that and force entry into the home, what then? Will you confident and commanding presence be enough if it wasn't enough to begin with?

It's not like an armed person should open the door, invite them in and then shoot them. If they force their way in, though, I see no reason why they shouldn't leave feet first. As you pointed out, you've conveyed the message they are unwanted. If they continue beyond that, it's apparent your wishes aren't their concern. At what point do you become concerned for your safety?


I thought this discussion was about when to bring ones weapon. I have weapons and am not afraid to use them. I was only suggesting that it's not always necessary to flash your guns to unwanted visitors to avoid potential crime. I would like to think that I and others can be a good judge of creepy criminal versus annoying salesperson. If someone is a legitimate threat, you close and lock the door, get a weapon, get a phone to call the cops and wait for their next move. At my house we actually have cameras so you don't have to watch through the peep hole.

I don't see how else you would have a weapon anyway unless you keep it at arms reach at all times. That seems like an extra paranoid way to live.
 
2012-10-08 09:27:34 PM

Dr. Quasius: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Mike_LowELL: Absolutely disgusting. I hope someone deals with these homeowners. Comcast is aggressive about giving you world-class internet at low prices. Boo hoo. Deal with it. Corporations have more right to be in your house than you do.

1/10.

He's joking, not trolling.


Normally I agree, but I assure you he was trolling.
 
2012-10-08 09:34:38 PM

Yogimus: udhq


Yogimus: elysive: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

If you tell someone visiting your home to leave and not to come back, I think it is reasonable to bring out a gun (or some other weapon) as a precaution if they return to your house again. There's no need to answer the door...just call the police and wait. In the case of the article, it sounds like the homeowners told the guys to leave during the first visit and they refused to leave. You really think that it is unreasonable for the homeowner to start seeking protection at that very moment? I believe it is best to call the cops immediately, but everyone should have the capability to defend oneself (protecting your body and well being is more important than your property) in some way. For some people, protection means a guard dog. For others, it means owning a gun or some other kind of weapon...even pepper spray.

I don't see a point in flashing a weapon around to even the most aggressive seeming visitor in the event that it could escalate a situation, but I suppose some people think it would deter a criminal from trying to break in in the first place. YMMV.

Robbers (thieves/burglars/home invaders) are very VERY risk management oriented. They will seek soft targets. Presenting a firearm effectively removes you from their list.


It's more than that, though. I had an uncle who was a survivalist, he stockpiled weapons and canned food, gas masks, etc., you name it. He was preparing for society to break down, any way possible. And towards the end of his life, I could tell in the way he talked about it, that he was actually *looking forward* to the apocalypse and being able to use all his toys.

It's the same with a lot of these gun people who talk big. "Protection" seems to be a pretense, but in reality, they just seem to want an excuse to murder someone without consequences. And the way America society seems to treat that as normal always seems to me like some sort of collective sociopathy.
 
2012-10-08 09:34:43 PM

orclover: [wtfcontent.com image 450x418]
One of the few benefits of living in Texas. Violent salespeople tend to Darwin themselves out of business here.


==========

Congratulations. You live in a red state that out-tards them all. Texas is the state where "brave patriots" pulled guns on electric utility workers who were attempting to install new digital "Obama spy" meters on there homes. These same tards then demanded that the same power company repair the electric service heads on their homes (for free) that were damaged by storms, even though the electric service head is the property of the home owner. Typical of red state morons, they are "freedom loving" shills for small governemt when the government requires them to pay taxes, but whine like whipped curs when they fall on their asses, and demand help from that very same government.
 
2012-10-08 09:38:14 PM

udhq: Yogimus: udhq


It's more than that, though. I had an uncle who was a survivalist, he stockpiled weapons and canned food, gas masks, etc., you name it. He was preparing for society to break down, any way possible. And towards the end of his life, I could tell in the way he talked about it, that he was actually *looking forward* to the apocalypse and being able to use all his toys.

It's the same with a lot of these gun peopl ...


It is dangerous to clump people in with the extremes of the group. It is also foolish to ignore the extremes. I feel safer with a gun in the house, but I COMPLETELY support your right to not have one. All I ask in return is your support for my rights.
 
2012-10-08 09:39:35 PM
Bad aspect of the gun thing is that in 90% of "incorporated cities" you can go to jail for just dumping a round into your own lawn. Kinda negates the threat of shooting someone when they know they aren't threatening you. Of course, there's always the chance of someone just going apeshizzle.
 
2012-10-08 09:42:31 PM
I got lucky a few years back and got a five camera security system off of woot during a BOC day. Installed it and put a small LCD near the door and hooked up the vid out to my family room tv as well. That and a small intercom system lets me check who is at my door and tell them to Fark off without opening the door, or even going near it.

No guns stashed anywhere but my gun safe. Any firearm left out has a trigger lock put on it, and all ammo is kept in the safe. I worry more about my friends kids playing with any firearm left out than I do about intruders.

For annoying sales people who catch me going into or out of my home, I smile and politely tell them I just bought that package/thing from another sales person who stopped by earlier/yesterday ..sorry.
 
2012-10-08 09:46:56 PM

dahmers love zombie: Yeah, I'll see your "right to be here" and raise you two Shepherds and a .357.

Is it just me, or has the economy bred a seriously aggressive bunch of saleshumans? I'm getting cold-called at home and on my cell, yelled at on the sidewalk, bothered while actually IN the store, etc. Oh, and Sam's Club, here's a newsflash: when you fill up all of the open space in your store with little stalls staffed by what sound like carnival barkers, and they're all hawking DirectTV or some sketchy vitamin drink, it really makes me want to never come in your store again.


I hate hate hate pushy salespeople. The worst are those kiosks in the mall, actually one of the main reasons I avoid shopping malls these days. Two weeks ago, the boyfriend and I were doing some shopping and this one kiosk lady asked me three times to see whatever crap she was selling. I hadn't even stopped or made eye contact.
 
2012-10-08 09:46:58 PM

Ika7734: just_another_asshole/jaa: ChicagoKev: just_another_asshole/jaa: ... friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service..

If you are looking to get channels not cheaply available where you live, there is a workaround.
Just ask your friends to add-on one of the mini Comcast boxes (tuner, does not allow PPV) and to host a Slingbox for you. Should cost all of five bucks a month, or just buy them a six pack every so often.

Mini Comcast boxes? Sorry but I don't see how that would work, stretch cable for three blocks?

looking at Slingbox it appears to work on WiFi, I tried to get Comcast to deliver service over WiFi but the rep I was talking to said they were not able to do so, but he appeared to be considering the idea so maybe some day.

Maybe I'm taking the bait...
Slingbox is a device you put in your house. It transcodes the tv signal into a webpage type deal. You have to setup your internet router to allow inbound traffic to the sling box, then you can watch your tv shows like watching stuff on youtube, but the resolution should be better.


No bait, I have heard of Slingbox but had no idea how it works, so thankz for the info! So I would need to contact Century Link and have some southeast Asian try and do something correctly! Then get that person to switch me to someone in the states that I can understand before the biatch hangs up on me! I'd rather go without!
 
2012-10-08 09:47:18 PM

joonyer: Bad aspect of the gun thing is that in 90% of "incorporated cities" you can go to jail for just dumping a round into your own lawn. Kinda negates the threat of shooting someone when they know they aren't threatening you. Of course, there's always the chance of someone just going apeshizzle.


Out in the woods where I live, we use the "Shotgun & Shovel Security System" for our peace of mind.

If they can't find your body, you're just a missing person that nobody gives a shiat about.

/we have comcast here, but for some reason, we never see those types of salespeople.
 
2012-10-08 09:48:57 PM

Bschott007: I got lucky a few years back and got a five camera security system off of woot during a BOC day. Installed it and put a small LCD near the door and hooked up the vid out to my family room tv as well. That and a small intercom system lets me check who is at my door and tell them to Fark off without opening the door, or even going near it.

No guns stashed anywhere but my gun safe. Any firearm left out has a trigger lock put on it, and all ammo is kept in the safe. I worry more about my friends kids playing with any firearm left out than I do about intruders.

For annoying sales people who catch me going into or out of my home, I smile and politely tell them I just bought that package/thing from another sales person who stopped by earlier/yesterday ..sorry.


Same here. Doorbell rings, look at the video/talk on the intercom, problem solved.
 
2012-10-08 09:52:21 PM
Sorry, just to clarify;
Same here without the guns.
Sorry.
 
2012-10-08 09:52:29 PM

Begoggle: To anyone who has Comcast:
Do they have a monopoly in your area? Is there no other choice for you? I can't imagine a worse company.


I've tried both WOW and AT&T and they both sucked compared to Comcast. In fact, I switched voice over to Comcast because AT&T is the Britta of companies. Comcast has done fine for me, reasonable prices, decent contractors who get the job done, good speeds. It probably varies a lot from place to place.
 
2012-10-08 09:54:38 PM
As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.
 
2012-10-08 09:55:43 PM

texdent: FIOS for the win.


Fark you buddy. I'm stuck in Uverse vs Comcast land
 
2012-10-08 09:56:51 PM
Oh and i forgot wait till the ADT farkers come to your house
 
2012-10-08 09:57:33 PM

shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.


As a CAE in training, so am I.
 
2012-10-08 10:00:52 PM
Here's a little something you might not know about Comcast door to door salesmen: they smoke rocks
 
2012-10-08 10:05:21 PM

StealthStalker: shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.

As a CAE in training, so am I.


The first 9 weeks are brutal. Dig in, and brace for it. When you get to the floor all will change. Trust me with I say this--ALL WILL CHANGE.
 
2012-10-08 10:06:12 PM
My boyfriend is the guy in the video, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/seriously, I'm really glad this is getting more attention
//f*ck you Comcast
 
2012-10-08 10:26:00 PM
about three years ago i was watching some tv (well, maybe i was taking a nap...) with the front door open (luckily the screen door was locked, when two(!) cable dudes walked up and banged on my door demanding to talk about the cable service i wasn't paying for. mofos would leave me alone till i was forced to go outside and show them where the physical cable had been cut years ago by one of their cronies....
 
2012-10-08 10:27:40 PM

beakerxf: So I'm constantly getting their salesmen at my door trying to get me to sign up for bundling.


Puppy?
 
2012-10-08 10:28:03 PM
www.trailertheater.com
 
2012-10-08 10:28:05 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: My boyfriend is the guy in the video, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/seriously, I'm really glad this is getting more attention
//f*ck you Comcast


Awesome, I love lesbians!

/your boyfriend needs to man up
//close the door, call the cops if they continue to harrass you
///don't go whine to the media about somebody knocking on your door
 
2012-10-08 10:28:32 PM
Hey Comcast, we don't need you. Cut the cable.

imageshack.us

imageshack.us

Exede can do VOIP, so there's your phone.

Competition at it's best. Bite me cable.

/Not to say that some cable in some places give a good deal better than others.
 
2012-10-08 10:34:21 PM

udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.


It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?
 
2012-10-08 10:35:56 PM

nytmare: Why is anyone believing their claim that they work for Comcast. If someone wants in your house, they can just as easily claim to be from any local utility company.


Because their clipboard had Comcast's logo on it and they already had my boyfriend's information. They asked for him by name.
 
2012-10-08 10:36:32 PM
: udhq:

Maybe it's because of perspectives like this that your peers consider you a pussy>
 
2012-10-08 10:37:28 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?


And how did the Comcast sales people who told you that they were contractors for Comcast refuse to state their business?

At what point did death and dismemberment become an alternative to closing the farking door?

/most sane people get a mild feeling of satisfaction from closing a door in the face of a salesman making an unsolicited visit
//not a boner from the thought of shooting them
 
2012-10-08 10:38:28 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Had a weird phone call a few minutes ago, some woman (sounded like she was Indian, dot not feather), and she tried to sell me something, I have no idea what it was as i couldn't understand her pagan dialect. Anywho...she droned on so I started making fapping sounds and moaning, wondering how long she would ignore me and continue her script. She lasted about 3 minutes or until i started moaning "oohhh ya...thats it...take it ...TAKE IT....!!! Then she hung up on me. Sighs. No love.


That is hilarious! I'm gonna have to try it sometime but I'm a chick, so if it's a guy calling he'll probably like it. :-/

Well, at worst, I'll make some poor telemarketer's day better.
 
2012-10-08 10:38:53 PM

Mr. Lepage: CthulhuCalling: ex-nuke: Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.

I keep either my Springfield XDm or my 1911 either on me or within arm's reach at all times. The pistols are for fighting my way to my Mossberg that I probably should have put in a more accessible place.

Where do you live, Afghanistan?


Fabulous Las Vegas. Just finished cleaning the Mossberg. Put a couple hundred shells through it since last cleaning.

I wish my wife was that dirty.
 
2012-10-08 10:39:24 PM
i182.photobucket.com

The last time a solicitor came knocking on my door, I answered with this still sweetheart riding on my shoulder. The big, burly salesman (and possible part-time Hell's Angel), nearly killed himself fleeing back down the front steps. Didn't even have time to tell me what company he worked for. There was a logo on his shirt, but I never saw it clearly.
 
2012-10-08 10:39:27 PM

Begoggle: To anyone who has Comcast:
Do they have a monopoly in your area? Is there no other choice for you? I can't imagine a worse company.


We have a choice between Comcast and Qwest.
 
2012-10-08 10:39:41 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: nytmare: Why is anyone believing their claim that they work for Comcast. If someone wants in your house, they can just as easily claim to be from any local utility company.

Because their clipboard had Comcast's logo on it and they already had my boyfriend's information. They asked for him by name.


And as everybody knows, it is impossible to find the name of somebody at a given address by looking at their mail or simply Googling. And if the clipboard has a logo on it, gee willikers, it just has to be true. Nobody can fake that!

/a better hint that it's real is the fact Comcast didn't immediately say "Well we're not paying anybody to go door-to-door in that neighborhood"
 
2012-10-08 10:40:34 PM

shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.


I'm glad they treat their employees well but I still do honestly believe that they deserve to be burned to the ground.
 
2012-10-08 10:42:20 PM
First of all, FARK COMCAST!

But what really disturbs me is how many people in this thread would throw their dog into harms way instead of picking up $300 worth of hardware and defending THEMSELVES. Besides its a lot more permanent solution. A wounded shiat stain could still sue to have the dog destroyed, a dead one can not.

Yes, I just said that killing a salesman is preferable to risking injury to a dog.

/whose a good boy?!
//whose a good boy?!
///yes you are!
 
2012-10-08 10:43:34 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.

I'm glad they treat their employees well but I still do honestly believe that they deserve to be burned to the ground.


Yeah, no they don't. Happened to be talking to a service tech today; my wife used to work for Comcast years back. Tech told her the division she worked in were told their call center was being moved to a different town (with not a day's notice), that the company would help them move if they wanted to go to the new call center, then security escorted the lot of them out of the building. Let me repeat, not a single day's notice. Yes, it's second-hand info, but it's second-hand info from a current Comcast employee talking to a former Comcast employee.
 
2012-10-08 10:43:54 PM

just_another_asshole/jaa: Ika7734: just_another_asshole/jaa: ChicagoKev: just_another_asshole/jaa: ... friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service..

If you are looking to get channels not cheaply available where you live, there is a workaround.
Just ask your friends to add-on one of the mini Comcast boxes (tuner, does not allow PPV) and to host a Slingbox for you. Should cost all of five bucks a month, or just buy them a six pack every so often.

Mini Comcast boxes? Sorry but I don't see how that would work, stretch cable for three blocks?

looking at Slingbox it appears to work on WiFi, I tried to get Comcast to deliver service over WiFi but the rep I was talking to said they were not able to do so, but he appeared to be considering the idea so maybe some day.

Maybe I'm taking the bait...
Slingbox is a device you put in your house. It transcodes the tv signal into a webpage type deal. You have to setup your internet router to allow inbound traffic to the sling box, then you can watch your tv shows like watching stuff on youtube, but the resolution should be better.

No bait, I have heard of Slingbox but had no idea how it works, so thankz for the info! So I would need to contact Century Link and have some southeast Asian try and do something correctly! Then get that person to switch me to someone in the states that I can understand before the biatch hangs up on me! I'd rather go without!


Actually no. It would be a setting on the wireless router, or workstation firewall rules. You shouldn't need to call them. In fact, the sling box would sit at the house of the folks who have comcast. I may have muddled that a bit. You would be able to leech off of their pain.
 
2012-10-08 10:46:02 PM

DaCaptain19: True Story: Comcast guy comes to my front door (which has a "No Solicitors" sign, BTW). I'm busy but the doorbell rarely rings so I go to the door. The guy wants to come in and talk about Comcast. I point to the sign and he says, "Well can I ask you two questions?" I say "No" and he starts asking away.

That's when I pulled my shirt back to expose the Glock 9mm holstered. He kinda waves and says "sorry to disturb" you and gets the hell out.

"No Solicitors" means if I don't already have business with you? Get the F*CK out.


You could say "no thanks" and close the door. Same end result but I guess you feel less special.

Christ, I'm fine with guns as self defense if you're f--king smart about it. Flashing your piece because you can is stupid.

By the way, your No Solicit sign or town ordinance means jack shiat for political, religious, or non profit canvassers. First Amendment.

I ask if they want a snack or drink. If no, well, bye! If your life sucks so much that you're selling stupid nonsense I won't make it worse. And you won't make mine worse, because I can close my motherf--king door.
 
2012-10-08 10:48:55 PM

gweilo8888: /most sane people get a mild feeling of satisfaction from closing a door in the face of a salesman making an unsolicited visit
//not a boner from the thought of shooting them


Why can' it be both, I think it should be both.
in fact, I can pick anyone I choose. And I choose both those options... and Ben Richards.
 
2012-10-08 10:49:17 PM

Begoggle: To anyone who has Comcast:
Do they have a monopoly in your area? Is there no other choice for you? I can't imagine a worse company.


The only other options in my area are CenturyLink (they suck balls) & DISH Network. Centurylink has DirecTV.

Either way satellite isn't a viable option at my apartment complex. I've had both DirecTV & Dish come out & do an appraisal & both have said I there's no adequate line-of-sight.
 
2012-10-08 10:52:08 PM

gweilo8888: /your boyfriend needs to man up
//close the door, call the cops if they continue to harrass you
///don't go whine to the media about somebody knocking on your door


Which will be more efffective in stopping Comcast from sending out aggressive salespeople: calling the cops on an incident involving the salesperson, or calling the media to shine the light on Comcast's business practices?
 
2012-10-08 10:52:10 PM
 
2012-10-08 10:52:44 PM

thisisarepeat: Yes, I just said that killing a salesman is preferable to risking injury to a dog confirmed I'm a farking moron.


FTFY, ITG shiathead.
 
2012-10-08 10:53:21 PM
Door to door people can really be sketchy, and I bet these guys were just scammers or checking out places to rob later.

CSS time:
My parents usually don't get solicitors at their house but one day some guy, probably late 20s-maybe 30, came around selling some kind of cleaning product. Dad answered the door and told the guy "no, we're not interested" as he started his spiel... Dad had a strange feeling about the guy so a minute later he went outside and walked down the driveway, and the bastard had keyed their car! It made me so angry, and a little worried for them. They live in a nice quiet neighborhood but shiat happens everywhere.

I'm glad where I live, there's a "no solicitors" sign at the gate to the subdivision In the nearly three years I've lived here, I've only had one person come to my door selling something, and that was a kid who probably didn't know any better.
 
2012-10-08 10:55:50 PM

gweilo8888: The My Little Pony Killer: shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.

I'm glad they treat their employees well but I still do honestly believe that they deserve to be burned to the ground.

Yeah, no they don't. Happened to be talking to a service tech today; my wife used to work for Comcast years back. Tech told her the division she worked in were told their call center was being moved to a different town (with not a day's notice), that the company would help them move if they wanted to go to the new call center, then security escorted the lot of them out of the building. Let me repeat, not a single day's notice. Yes, it's second-hand info, but it's second-hand info from a current Comcast employee talking to a former Comcast employee.


Wow.

My last job we knew our department was going to Canada months before. The jobs were not offered to us to move (that would have been extremely awesome).

I highly doubt that happening to my call center, since we are the top in the division...but you never know.
 
2012-10-08 10:57:26 PM

valkore: thisisarepeat: Yes, I just said that killing a salesman is preferable to risking injury to a dog confirmed I'm a farking moron.

FTFY, ITG shiathead.


Well, from the sound of things you seem to be the guy who wont protect himself, or would rather watch a dog die over shooting a thief.
/not all life is precious
 
2012-10-08 11:02:47 PM

udhq: It's more than that, though. I had an uncle who was a survivalist, he stockpiled weapons and canned food, gas masks, etc., you name it. He was preparing for society to break down, any way possible. And towards the end of his life, I could tell in the way he talked about it, that he was actually *looking forward* to the apocalypse and being able to use all his toys.

It's the same with a lot of these gun people who talk big. "Protection" seems to be a pretense, but in reality, they just seem to want an excuse to murder someone without consequences. And the way America society seems to treat that as normal always seems to me like some sort of collective sociopathy.


Nailed it on the head. I can see these cowards getting a chubby when they hear a knock at the door because it might mean they finally get to test out their .357 on a live target, not get criminal charges booked against them (civil charges like wrongful death are conveniently forgotten about), and have a story to tell their buddies at the bar that will never get old.

And I don't think American society in general condones this behavior. There is a huge difference between owning a gun for protection, and then stretching the notion of protection to include defending yourself from the local Comcast sales guy trying to sell you a crappy cable package.
 
2012-10-08 11:04:22 PM

shizbgby_v2: gweilo8888: The My Little Pony Killer: shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.

I'm glad they treat their employees well but I still do honestly believe that they deserve to be burned to the ground.

Yeah, no they don't. Happened to be talking to a service tech today; my wife used to work for Comcast years back. Tech told her the division she worked in were told their call center was being moved to a different town (with not a day's notice), that the company would help them move if they wanted to go to the new call center, then security escorted the lot of them out of the building. Let me repeat, not a single day's notice. Yes, it's second-hand info, but it's second-hand info from a current Comcast employee talking to a former Comcast employee.

Wow.

My last job we knew our department was going to Canada months before. The jobs were not offered to us to move (that would have been extremely awesome).

I highly doubt that happening to my call center, since we are the top in the division...but you never know.


Seriously, I'm glad they treat their employees well. I'd personally need pretty good amenities myself if I'm going to be involved with a company as evil as they are. They totally deserve to be burned to the ground.
 
2012-10-08 11:04:32 PM

Ika7734: just_another_asshole/jaa: Ika7734: just_another_asshole/jaa: ChicagoKev: just_another_asshole/jaa: ... friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service..

If you are looking to get channels not cheaply available where you live, there is a workaround.
Just ask your friends to add-on one of the mini Comcast boxes (tuner, does not allow PPV) and to host a Slingbox for you. Should cost all of five bucks a month, or just buy them a six pack every so often.

Mini Comcast boxes? Sorry but I don't see how that would work, stretch cable for three blocks?

looking at Slingbox it appears to work on WiFi, I tried to get Comcast to deliver service over WiFi but the rep I was talking to said they were not able to do so, but he appeared to be considering the idea so maybe some day.

Maybe I'm taking the bait...
Slingbox is a device you put in your house. It transcodes the tv signal into a webpage type deal. You have to setup your internet router to allow inbound traffic to the sling box, then you can watch your tv shows like watching stuff on youtube, but the resolution should be better.

No bait, I have heard of Slingbox but had no idea how it works, so thankz for the info! So I would need to contact Century Link and have some southeast Asian try and do something correctly! Then get that person to switch me to someone in the states that I can understand before the biatch hangs up on me! I'd rather go without!

Actually no. It would be a setting on the wireless router, or workstation firewall rules. You shouldn't need to call them. In fact, the sling box would sit at the house of the folks who have comcast. I may have muddled that a bit. You would be able to leech off of their pain.


My wireless signal does not go three blocks, it wont even go outside the building unless I'm under my window and then it's only about half strength!
 
2012-10-08 11:05:51 PM

valkore: gweilo8888: /your boyfriend needs to man up
//close the door, call the cops if they continue to harrass you
///don't go whine to the media about somebody knocking on your door

Which will be more efffective in stopping Comcast from sending out aggressive salespeople: calling the cops on an incident involving the salesperson, or calling the media to shine the light on Comcast's business practices?


The cops had been called on them the week previously. That's why they made the comment about calling the cops to the woman from the article.
 
2012-10-08 11:10:49 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Which will be more efffective in stopping Comcast from sending out aggressive salespeople: calling the cops on an incident involving the salesperson, or calling the media to shine the light on Comcast's business practices?

The cops had been called on them the week previously. That's why they made the comment about calling the cops to the woman from the article.


Right, I actually agree with you here. I think the cops should be called for the incident regarding the salesperson, but the media should be alerted about Comcast sending these salespeople out and performing aggressive sales tactics. The former to address the single incident, the latter to address the overall matter.
 
2012-10-08 11:13:21 PM

valkore: The My Little Pony Killer: Which will be more efffective in stopping Comcast from sending out aggressive salespeople: calling the cops on an incident involving the salesperson, or calling the media to shine the light on Comcast's business practices?

The cops had been called on them the week previously. That's why they made the comment about calling the cops to the woman from the article.

Right, I actually agree with you here. I think the cops should be called for the incident regarding the salesperson, but the media should be alerted about Comcast sending these salespeople out and performing aggressive sales tactics. The former to address the single incident, the latter to address the overall matter.


I know I'm argumentative and cranky on here all the time, but I was agreeing with you too and expanding upon your thought.
 
2012-10-08 11:13:35 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?


If you are in a secure building how did they get in? If your manager's office did not let them in they are trespassing and you only have to call the cops and have them arrested, and the manager should be in agreement with that, if not maybe you should move to a real secure building!
 
2012-10-08 11:15:18 PM

just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?

If you are in a secure building how did they get in? If your manager's office did not let them in they are trespassing and you only have to call the cops and have them arrested, and the manager should be in agreement with that, if not maybe you should move to a real secure building!


The cops were called on these guys. You know how they responded? They left the area before any officers had the chance to show up and catch them.

I have no idea how they got into my secure building, maybe they convinced somebody who was already entering the building that they had an appointment?

They certainly were trespassing, that's why this made the news.

Any other stupid questions?
 
2012-10-08 11:15:50 PM

just_another_asshole/jaa: Actually no. It would be a setting on the wireless router, or workstation firewall rules. You shouldn't need to call them. In fact, the sling box would sit at the house of the folks who have comcast. I may have muddled that a bit. You would be able to leech off of their pain.

My wireless signal does not go three blocks, it wont even go outside the building unless I'm under my window and then it's only about half strength!


The Slingbox takes the output from a cable set top box and hosts it like a Web site over the Internet. The person who has the Slingbox has to make changes to their router to allow incoming connections from the outside world onto the Slingbox.

All you need to do as the Slingbox leecher is get the URL generated by your friend's Slingbox and enter it in your browser of choice. There may be a plug-in to install, but that's it. You don't use their wireless connection; you just use your own Internet service like you do for anything else.
 
2012-10-08 11:16:48 PM

valkore: thisisarepeat: Yes, I just said that killing a salesman is preferable to risking injury to a dog confirmed I'm a farking moron.

FTFY, ITG shiathead.


Been a sales weasel for long?
 
2012-10-08 11:18:38 PM

Smackledorfer: Step one: talk just long enough to find out what is being sold.
Step two: tell them you already have it.

Works every time. For you castle defenders: catch them continuing to harass and you've increased your ability to articulate they were a threat.


Or for the goof, let them ramble every line in their script and then start with the improv. Then tell them that you're not interested and to kick rocks.

Works on Jehovah's Witness too.
 
2012-10-08 11:18:50 PM
Ironically, a weasel is something it would be acceptable to sick a suitable dog on.
 
2012-10-08 11:27:09 PM

95629: but I am standing on the other side of it with this


Nice street sweeper you got there. Why not a folding stock so you can fire a heavier load when necessary?
 
2012-10-08 11:28:23 PM

I should be in the kitchen: Door to door people can really be sketchy, and I bet these guys were just scammers or checking out places to rob later.

CSS time:
My parents usually don't get solicitors at their house but one day some guy, probably late 20s-maybe 30, came around selling some kind of cleaning product. Dad answered the door and told the guy "no, we're not interested" as he started his spiel... Dad had a strange feeling about the guy so a minute later he went outside and walked down the driveway, and the bastard had keyed their car! It made me so angry, and a little worried for them. They live in a nice quiet neighborhood but shiat happens everywhere.

I'm glad where I live, there's a "no solicitors" sign at the gate to the subdivision In the nearly three years I've lived here, I've only had one person come to my door selling something, and that was a kid who probably didn't know any better.


I had one of those guys come to my parents house, i happened to be there so i dealt with the guy, as my folks would rather not have the hassle. He kept persisting, and asked if there was anything i would like him to demonstrate his product on, so I let him. When he was done scrubbing the oil stain out of the driveway with his toothbrush and wunderproduct, I told him he could hang out and scrub shiat around here for free or he could move on. He actually did a hell of a job on the oil stain.
 
2012-10-08 11:28:44 PM

Yogimus: : udhq:

Maybe it's because of perspectives like this that your peers consider you a pussy>


I feel for you, man, I had an uncle who's balls didn't drop until he was well in his forties. Don't give up hope!
 
2012-10-08 11:30:32 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?

If you are in a secure building how did they get in? If your manager's office did not let them in they are trespassing and you only have to call the cops and have them arrested, and the manager should be in agreement with that, if not maybe you should move to a real secure building!

The cops were called on these guys. You know how they responded? They left the area before any officers had the chance to show up and catch them.

I have no idea how they got into my secure building, maybe they convinced somebody who was already entering the building that they had an appointment?

They certainly were trespassing, that's why this made the news.

Any other stupid questions?


I know you are a little testy but don't take it out on me! I live in a secure building and when strangers show up and enter the person on duty goes and hunts them down and escorts them out, hopefully right into the cops hands!
 
2012-10-08 11:31:33 PM

just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?

If you are in a secure building how did they get in? If your manager's office did not let them in they are trespassing and you only have to call the cops and have them arrested, and the manager should be in agreement with that, if not maybe you should move to a real secure building!

The cops were called on these guys. You know how they responded? They left the area before any officers had the chance to show up and catch them.

I have no idea how they got into my secure building, maybe they convinced somebody who was already entering the building that they had an appointment?

They certainly were trespassing, that's why this made the news.

Any other stupid questions?

I know you are a little testy but don't take it out on me! I live in a secure building and when strangers show up and enter the person on duty goes and hunts them down and escorts them out, hopefully right into the cops hands!


Wow, you live somewhere where cops actually show up in a reasonable amount of time. Good for you.
 
2012-10-08 11:31:36 PM

Vodka Zombie: Isn't Washington a "Stand-Your-Ground" state?


Why, yes, Washington is a "Stand-Your-Ground" state. (RCW 9A.16.050) Actually Washington has no 'duty to retreat', as precedent was set in State v. Studd (1999) and State v. Reynaldo Redmond (2003) when the court found: "that there is no duty to retreat when a person is assaulted in a place where he or she has a right to be." And Washington is generally considered a Castle Doctrine state.
 
2012-10-08 11:34:13 PM

valkore: udhq: It's more than that, though. I had an uncle who was a survivalist, he stockpiled weapons and canned food, gas masks, etc., you name it. He was preparing for society to break down, any way possible. And towards the end of his life, I could tell in the way he talked about it, that he was actually *looking forward* to the apocalypse and being able to use all his toys.

It's the same with a lot of these gun people who talk big. "Protection" seems to be a pretense, but in reality, they just seem to want an excuse to murder someone without consequences. And the way America society seems to treat that as normal always seems to me like some sort of collective sociopathy.

Nailed it on the head. I can see these cowards getting a chubby when they hear a knock at the door because it might mean they finally get to test out their .357 on a live target, not get criminal charges booked against them (civil charges like wrongful death are conveniently forgotten about), and have a story to tell their buddies at the bar that will never get old.

And I don't think American society in general condones this behavior. There is a huge difference between owning a gun for protection, and then stretching the notion of protection to include defending yourself from the local Comcast sales guy trying to sell you a crappy cable package.


y'all are getting all worked up over bullshiat trolling.

Back in the day I knocked on thousands of doors in less than safe places. Not once did anyone ever flash a piece. No matter how scary looking I was, or how hardcore they were, not one gun. It didn't happen to the people I worked with either, otherwise I would have heard about it. God knows we all knew within hours the ONE time some lucky SOB had a woman answer the door in an open robe... why didn't we know in seconds? It was the early 90s man.. different world.


That said: I did have a co worker catch a thief in his house in the middle of the night a few years ago.
The guy was not armed, but was whacked out on something.
My coworker held him at gunpoint until the cops arrived.
in the mean time the dude babbled incoherently, stripped naked, curled up and cried. (maybe not in that order)
I always imagined him as Smeagol

tricksssssy hobbitses and their nassssssty Remingtonssssesss...
 
2012-10-08 11:34:23 PM

valkore: just_another_asshole/jaa: Actually no. It would be a setting on the wireless router, or workstation firewall rules. You shouldn't need to call them. In fact, the sling box would sit at the house of the folks who have comcast. I may have muddled that a bit. You would be able to leech off of their pain.

My wireless signal does not go three blocks, it wont even go outside the building unless I'm under my window and then it's only about half strength!

The Slingbox takes the output from a cable set top box and hosts it like a Web site over the Internet. The person who has the Slingbox has to make changes to their router to allow incoming connections from the outside world onto the Slingbox.

All you need to do as the Slingbox leecher is get the URL generated by your friend's Slingbox and enter it in your browser of choice. There may be a plug-in to install, but that's it. You don't use their wireless connection; you just use your own Internet service like you do for anything else.


OK now it starts to make sense. Question, would I have control, or would they have to be around to turn it on/off, change channels etc? Like I said this is all new to me!
 
2012-10-08 11:36:00 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?

If you are in a secure building how did they get in? If your manager's office did not let them in they are trespassing and you only have to call the cops and have them arrested, and the manager should be in agreement with that, if not maybe you should move to a real secure building!

The cops were called on these guys. You know how they responded? They left the area before any officers had the chance to show up and catch them.

I have no idea how they got into my secure building, maybe they convinced somebody who was already entering the building that they had an appointment?

They certainly were trespassing, that's why this made the news.

Any other stupid questions?

I know you are a little testy but don't take it out on me! I live in a secure building and when strangers show up and enter the person on duty goes and hunts them down and escorts them out, hopefully right into the cops hands!

Wow, you live somewhere where cops actually show up in a reasonable amount of time. Good for you.


Downtown by Pike Pine corridor! Criminal central!
 
2012-10-08 11:36:14 PM

udhq: Yogimus: : udhq:

Maybe it's because of perspectives like this that your peers consider you a pussy>

I feel for you, man, I had an uncle who's balls didn't drop until he was well in his forties. Don't give up hope!


When they finally did drop... was he gentle? Or did you have to take the lead?
 
2012-10-08 11:37:28 PM

thisisarepeat: Ironically, a weasel is something it would be acceptable to sick a suitable dog on.


common man, I don't think Pauly Shore is half as annoying as he useta-was.
 
2012-10-08 11:38:39 PM

Begoggle: Do they have a monopoly in your area?


Unfortunately yes. Centurylink is the phone line provider but their DSL maxes out at 700K/128k due to distance from their CO and it failed all the time. Comcast is actually pretty good here. it is 25m/7.5m and it stayed up even when all the area power was out and were on the generator. But wow it's expensive. Neither satellite prover is an option. There are stupid mountains in the way.
 
2012-10-08 11:44:21 PM

just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?

If you are in a secure building how did they get in? If your manager's office did not let them in they are trespassing and you only have to call the cops and have them arrested, and the manager should be in agreement with that, if not maybe you should move to a real secure building!

The cops were called on these guys. You know how they responded? They left the area before any officers had the chance to show up and catch them.

I have no idea how they got into my secure building, maybe they convinced somebody who was already entering the building that they had an appointment?

They certainly were trespassing, that's why this made the news.

Any other stupid questions?

I know you are a little testy but don't take it out on me! I live in a secure building and when strangers show up and enter the person on duty goes and hunts them down and escorts them out, hopefully right into the cops hands!

Wow, you live somewhere where cops actually show up in a reasonable amount of time. Good for you.

Downtown by Pike Pine corridor! Criminal central!


I understand panhandlers can be very scary to some people.
 
2012-10-08 11:49:33 PM

Sticky Hands: thisisarepeat: Ironically, a weasel is something it would be acceptable to sick a suitable dog on.

common man, I don't think Pauly Shore is half as annoying as he useta-was.


That may very well be true, a lot of things developed in the 90's have improved immensely, but I'm still not going to buy a hyundai, and I still wouldn't subject my dog to a mouth full of Pauly Shore.
 
2012-10-08 11:52:06 PM
And I gave up on "buying american" in 2008.
 
2012-10-08 11:54:01 PM

just_another_asshole/jaa: OK now it starts to make sense. Question, would I have control, or would they have to be around to turn it on/off, change channels etc? Like I said this is all new to me!


The Slingbox owners just need to make sure it's turned on and connected to the Internet. You control the cable set top box through the online interface (which looks like a remote control) to change channels.
 
2012-10-08 11:56:19 PM

Yogimus: udhq: Yogimus: : udhq:

Maybe it's because of perspectives like this that your peers consider you a pussy>

I feel for you, man, I had an uncle who's balls didn't drop until he was well in his forties. Don't give up hope!

When they finally did drop... was he gentle? Or did you have to take the lead?


Aaaaaand, in a surprise to absolutely no one, the ITG in a "gun-as-dick-substitute" thread goes straight to the homoerotica.

You know, I'm sure you've heard this a thousand times before, but your life will be much better once you stop hating yourself for having these feelings.
 
2012-10-09 12:03:08 AM
Oh, I would have loved to have had them show up & act intimidating while my son was home. Not only is he a big guy, but he doesn't take too kindly to threats, especially if they're directed towards me. He wouldn't hesitate calling both the police & Comcast. For that matter, I wouldn't either.
 
2012-10-09 12:04:19 AM

thisisarepeat: Been a sales weasel for long?


I've never been in sales and I've had my share of pushy, assholish salespeople give me a rough time. But I've never thought that shooting one would be preferable to risking injury to my dog. People who value the lives of their pets over other humans are farking nuts.
 
2012-10-09 12:07:18 AM

valkore: thisisarepeat: Yes, I just said that killing a salesman is preferable to risking injury to a dog confirmed I'm a farking moron.

FTFY, ITG shiathead.


So you are going to sit there and advocate violence involving innocent animals, call me some lame ass meme, fall an an entire word short with your "strike" for grammatical correctness and speak as though you are some evolved form of human in comparison to myself? Thank you, due to my humility, I very rarely feel as though I am truly better than another person, but today is apparently a red letter day.
 
2012-10-09 12:07:41 AM
It's been an industry standard for some time throughout telecom to contract various third-party companies to hawk their services. A churn-and-burn commission-only sales job is always going to produce a lot of assholes roaming around knowing they're going to quit or get fired in the foreseeable future, and that crappy dynamic is only compounded by the fact on even a "good" day for one of those sales reps, they still heard the word "no" well over 90% of the time, and probably had doors slammed in their face even when they were being polite well over 50% of the time.

Honestly, I'm just surprised this is even a story. I guarantee you the same exact scenario of a few rogue door-to-door reps happened somewhere in Toledo, Atlanta, Houston, Fargo, you name it.
 
2012-10-09 12:09:57 AM

valkore: thisisarepeat: Been a sales weasel for long?

I've never been in sales and I've had my share of pushy, assholish salespeople give me a rough time. But I've never thought that shooting one would be preferable to risking injury to my dog. People who value the lives of their pets over other humans are farking nuts.


You should meet more people.
 
2012-10-09 12:10:11 AM

Killer Cars: I guarantee you the same exact scenario of a few rogue door-to-door reps happened TODAY somewhere in Toledo, Atlanta, Houston, Fargo, you name it.


I cannot guarantee, however, that I will type out my thoughts completely and correctly.
 
2012-10-09 12:19:37 AM

valkore: udhq: It's more than that, though. I had an uncle who was a survivalist, he stockpiled weapons and canned food, gas masks, etc., you name it. He was preparing for society to break down, any way possible. And towards the end of his life, I could tell in the way he talked about it, that he was actually *looking forward* to the apocalypse and being able to use all his toys.

It's the same with a lot of these gun people who talk big. "Protection" seems to be a pretense, but in reality, they just seem to want an excuse to murder someone without consequences. And the way America society seems to treat that as normal always seems to me like some sort of collective sociopathy.

Nailed it on the head. I can see these cowards getting a chubby when they hear a knock at the door because it might mean they finally get to test out their .357 on a live target, not get criminal charges booked against them (civil charges like wrongful death are conveniently forgotten about), and have a story to tell their buddies at the bar that will never get old.

And I don't think American society in general condones this behavior. There is a huge difference between owning a gun for protection, and then stretching the notion of protection to include defending yourself from the local Comcast sales guy trying to sell you a crappy cable package.


LMAO. 7.5/10
 
2012-10-09 12:24:12 AM

Jument: jigger: Jument: People around the work hate Americans because you stick your nose into international affairs far too often.

Who's "you" and "your"? Don't collectivize us into something that is actually represented by the US government.

Last time I checked your government was elected. By the people. Since the country was founded.


You, are diluted!
 
2012-10-09 12:24:36 AM

Killer Cars: Killer Cars: I guarantee you the same exact scenario of a few rogue door-to-door reps happened TODAY somewhere in Toledo, Atlanta, Houston, Fargo, you name it.

I cannot guarantee, however, that I will type out my thoughts completely and correctly.


I'm gonna have to go ahead and say that that disclaimer applies to me as well.
 
2012-10-09 12:28:46 AM

MrBentor: Vodka Zombie: Isn't Washington a "Stand-Your-Ground" state?

Why, yes, Washington is a "Stand-Your-Ground" state. (RCW 9A.16.050) Actually Washington has no 'duty to retreat', as precedent was set in State v. Studd (1999) and State v. Reynaldo Redmond (2003) when the court found: "that there is no duty to retreat when a person is assaulted in a place where he or she has a right to be." And Washington is generally considered a Castle Doctrine state.


Really? that just strikes me as funny.
 
2012-10-09 12:33:23 AM

udhq: Yogimus: udhq: Yogimus: : udhq:

Maybe it's because of perspectives like this that your peers consider you a pussy>

I feel for you, man, I had an uncle who's balls didn't drop until he was well in his forties. Don't give up hope!

When they finally did drop... was he gentle? Or did you have to take the lead?

Aaaaaand, in a surprise to absolutely no one, the ITG in a "gun-as-dick-substitute" thread goes straight to the homoerotica.

You know, I'm sure you've heard this a thousand times before, but your life will be much better once you stop hating yourself for having these feelings.


Does it turn you on? Just close your eyes, baby... a mouth is a mouth.
 
2012-10-09 12:33:35 AM

Jument: jigger: Jument: People around the work hate Americans because you stick your nose into international affairs far too often.

Who's "you" and "your"? Don't collectivize us into something that is actually represented by the US government.

Last time I checked your government was elected. By the people. Since the country was founded.


Technically you are correct, its kind of like how a person given a choice between impaling and crucifixion chooses how they die.
 
2012-10-09 12:33:50 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?

If you are in a secure building how did they get in? If your manager's office did not let them in they are trespassing and you only have to call the cops and have them arrested, and the manager should be in agreement with that, if not maybe you should move to a real secure building!

The cops were called on these guys. You know how they responded? They left the area before any officers had the chance to show up and catch them.

I have no idea how they got into my secure building, maybe they convinced somebody who was already entering the building that they had an appointment?

They certainly were trespassing, that's why this made the news.

Any other stupid questions?

I know you are a little testy but don't take it out on me! I live in a secure building and when strangers show up and enter the person on duty goes and hunts them down and escorts them out, hopefully right into the cops hands!

Wow, you live somewhere where cops actually show up in a reasonable amount of time. Good for you.

Downtown by Pike Pine corridor! Criminal central!

I understand panhandlers can be very scary to some people.


No my only problem with panhandlers is people like you who give them money all the time so they never have to do an honest days work in their lives.

It is the addicts and drug dealers who hang out around Micky D's, can't go to Walgreen's without a couple of them trying to sell me crack and other stuff. Also I have lived in several other cities and more people have been shot within 5 blocks of me in the past 5/6 years than in all the other 50 years I've been alive!
 
2012-10-09 12:40:42 AM

CSM101: MrBentor: Vodka Zombie: Isn't Washington a "Stand-Your-Ground" state?

Why, yes, Washington is a "Stand-Your-Ground" state. (RCW 9A.16.050) Actually Washington has no 'duty to retreat', as precedent was set in State v. Studd (1999) and State v. Reynaldo Redmond (2003) when the court found: "that there is no duty to retreat when a person is assaulted in a place where he or she has a right to be." And Washington is generally considered a Castle Doctrine state.

Really? that just strikes me as funny.


Because its Washington (North Hippie)? I was pleasantly surprised as well.  You should fact check that before you kill somebody tho.
 
2012-10-09 12:42:39 AM

Killer Cars: It's been an industry standard for some time throughout telecom to contract various third-party companies to hawk their services. A churn-and-burn commission-only sales job is always going to produce a lot of assholes roaming around knowing they're going to quit or get fired in the foreseeable future, and that crappy dynamic is only compounded by the fact on even a "good" day for one of those sales reps, they still heard the word "no" well over 90% of the time, and probably had doors slammed in their face even when they were being polite well over 50% of the time.


Polite? If you're disturbing me to try to sell me something you've already crossed the bounds of politeness as far as I'm concerned. At the door you're going to get a "not interested" and a closed door. Since we are on the do-not-call list all the legitimate ones have already been screened out. About the only non-robocall ones we get are the magazine guys who always start out by lying about who they are. (We are the ones who deliver your >x< magazine.) They're more likely to get a "get lost" or the like.
 
2012-10-09 12:43:36 AM

Yogimus: udhq: Yogimus: udhq: Yogimus: : udhq:

Maybe it's because of perspectives like this that your peers consider you a pussy>

I feel for you, man, I had an uncle who's balls didn't drop until he was well in his forties. Don't give up hope!

When they finally did drop... was he gentle? Or did you have to take the lead?

Aaaaaand, in a surprise to absolutely no one, the ITG in a "gun-as-dick-substitute" thread goes straight to the homoerotica.

You know, I'm sure you've heard this a thousand times before, but your life will be much better once you stop hating yourself for having these feelings.

Does it turn you on? Just close your eyes, baby... a mouth is a mouth.


*Tagged as "Extremely Creepy Guy"*

We're done here.
 
2012-10-09 12:49:46 AM

udhq: Yogimus: udhq: Yogimus: udhq: Yogimus: : udhq:

Maybe it's because of perspectives like this that your peers consider you a pussy>

I feel for you, man, I had an uncle who's balls didn't drop until he was well in his forties. Don't give up hope!

When they finally did drop... was he gentle? Or did you have to take the lead?

Aaaaaand, in a surprise to absolutely no one, the ITG in a "gun-as-dick-substitute" thread goes straight to the homoerotica.

You know, I'm sure you've heard this a thousand times before, but your life will be much better once you stop hating yourself for having these feelings.

Does it turn you on? Just close your eyes, baby... a mouth is a mouth.

*Tagged as "Extremely Creepy Guy"*

We're done here.


I think you were the only one replying to his posts.
 
2012-10-09 12:58:57 AM
Hey, I'm not the one who is intimate with my uncle's sexual prowess.
 
2012-10-09 01:00:03 AM

just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: just_another_asshole/jaa: The My Little Pony Killer: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?

If you are in a secure building how did they get in? If your manager's office did not let them in they are trespassing and you only have to call the cops and have them arrested, and the manager should be in agreement with that, if not maybe you should move to a real secure building!

The cops were called on these guys. You know how they responded? They left the area before any officers had the chance to show up and catch them.

I have no idea how they got into my secure building, maybe they convinced somebody who was already entering the building that they had an appointment?

They certainly were trespassing, that's why this made the news.

Any other stupid questions?

I know you are a little testy but don't take it out on me! I live in a secure building and when strangers show up and enter the person on duty goes and hunts them down and escorts them out, hopefully right into the cops hands!

Wow, you live somewhere where cops actually show up in a reasonable amount of time. Good for you.

Downtown by Pike Pine corridor! Criminal central!

I understand panhandlers can be very scary to some people.

No my only problem with panhandlers is people like you who give them money all the time so they never have to do an honest days work in their lives. ...


Move if you can afford to, or arm up if you can't, no guarantee you live to die of natural causes either way, but 'in the ghetto' is going to end the same way as long as there are ghettos.
 
2012-10-09 01:07:58 AM
Knock, Knock...

"Who's there?"

"Comcast, we need to come in now"

"No"

"We have authority to enter your premises"

smile and wait for flash!

www.gunandgame.com
 
2012-10-09 01:15:47 AM
thisisarepeat

Downtown by Pike Pine corridor! Criminal central!

I understand panhandlers can be very scary to some people.

No my only problem with panhandlers is people like you who give them money all the time so they never have to do an honest ...

Not in a ghetto, it's downtown Seattle, the national panhandlers magnet city!! With more junkies per capita than any other city in the country!
 
2012-10-09 01:39:03 AM

just_another_asshole/jaa: thisisarepeat

Downtown by Pike Pine corridor! Criminal central!

I understand panhandlers can be very scary to some people.

No my only problem with panhandlers is people like you who give them money all the time so they never have to do an honest ...

Not in a ghetto, it's downtown Seattle, the national panhandlers magnet city!! With more junkies per capita than any other city in the country!


That sucks. Sorry.
 
2012-10-09 01:49:10 AM

IoSaturnalia: jigger: IoSaturnalia: I had simplified my service down to just internet, too. Then the Comcast "contractor" showed up at my door with a list of every midget tranny porn site that I'd been to in the last three quarters. URL, where and when.

And?

Why did that necessitate your buying cable? What channels have midget tranny porn?

The joke was suggesting that aggressive Comcast sales people will go so far as to use blackmail to get folks to sign up for full service.


We get that, but seriously, what channels have midget tranny porn?
 
2012-10-09 01:49:41 AM
s3.vidimg.popscreen.com

Mighty nice television you've got there. Would be a shame if somefink were to 'appen to it...
 
2012-10-09 02:00:09 AM

Jument: jigger: Jument: People around the work hate Americans because you stick your nose into international affairs far too often.

Who's "you" and "your"? Don't collectivize us into something that is actually represented by the US government.

Last time I checked your government was elected. By the people. Since the country was founded.


Elected by a small minority of about half of the adult population of each jurisdiction with a choice between giant douches and turd sandwiches. These people are simply not representative of the entire population of the country.
 
2012-10-09 02:32:47 AM
When I left Cablevision for FIOS, they would come by once a week. I had one guy almost in tears because I told him the reasons why I left. He could not fathom that Cablevision sucked. He told me how much had changed yadayada. I told him I just had them 6 months before, how could they have? Their standard (this was before most channels were HD) were grainy. Their internet sucked at 5pm when everyone was home (Fiber doesn't share usage). And they got rid of newsgroups. How Ondemand wasn't free like FIOS (at the time). He kept trying to get me to switch. He even tried his "why are you so negative" fresh faced, right out of college, life is great push. I told him not liking a certain service isn't being negative. He started to hand me his business card, then thought twice, pushed it back into his wallet and walker away, droopy faced.. You'd think I killed his dog. If he took that hard, his life is gonna suck. Poor kid.
 
2012-10-09 03:03:56 AM
I'm as pro-gun (and anti-door-to-door salescritter) as anyone on this site, but come on, y'all, stop reinforcing the negative stereotypes.
 
2012-10-09 03:11:21 AM

zenferret: iheartscotch: / a gun is a tool; like a screwdriver; they both have perfectly peaceful, legitimate uses. If used improperly; they can both kill people.

And when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.


Lucky for me I have a gun, a hammer, an axe, knives, sticks, a kitchen ninja, dremmel tool, cast iron pan, a big stupid dog, a little stupid dog, avs an oversize pillow. I'm good for any possible threat that might come to my door
 
2012-10-09 03:51:37 AM
"Are the police here, yet?"

"I figure they'll arrive with the coroner. You just stay there and I'll be back in a sec."
 
2012-10-09 05:58:41 AM
Hey, like, imagine if any old Tom, Dick or Harry could start up their own cable company and not treat their customers like veal. Too bad we don't live in a free society.
 
2012-10-09 06:09:11 AM

Mike_LowELL: Corporations have more right to be in your house than you do.


Possibly your best ever. I expect you will never exceed this statement.
 
2012-10-09 07:33:18 AM
Wow, the ITGs are out in force today.
 
2012-10-09 07:44:50 AM
once again, I'm glad of my doberman. Had a couple of "sketchy" individuals going door to door in my neighborhood one day last week. Rang my doorbell once, and my dog scared them away before I could even get near the door. Somebody called the police on them -- wasn't me -- and two squad cars showed up, with three cops who ended up marching them out of the neighborhood.

This is what usually happens when people are going door to door in my neighborhood. My dog prevents me even being bothered.
 
2012-10-09 08:14:08 AM

abhorrent1: Wow, the ITGs are out in force today.


That's what I was going to say
 
2012-10-09 08:25:55 AM

95629: Really stupid idea on their part. I don't typically answer my door if someone is banging on it and yelling through it, but I am standing on the other side of it with this.

[csgbenefits.org image 629x382]


It must be horrible living your life in such fear.
 
2012-10-09 08:42:05 AM

zenferret: iheartscotch: / a gun is a tool; like a screwdriver; they both have perfectly peaceful, legitimate uses. If used improperly; they can both kill people.

And when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.


And when the problem really is a nail, a kind word and lots of sympathy is no substitute for a hammer.
 
2012-10-09 08:46:28 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: The cops had been called on them the week previously. That's why they made the comment about calling the cops to the woman from the article.


Again, you simply close the door. That's it. No salesman is going to waste their time harassing somebody who clearly has no interest in buying and will not buy no matter what you do. They'll go find a soft mark to sell to instead.

Something about this story frankly stinks.
 
2012-10-09 10:53:18 AM

Fissile: orclover: [wtfcontent.com image 450x418]
One of the few benefits of living in Texas. Violent salespeople tend to Darwin themselves out of business here.

==========

Congratulations. You live in a red state that out-tards them all. Texas is the state where "brave patriots" pulled guns on electric utility workers who were attempting to install new digital "Obama spy" meters on there homes. These same tards then demanded that the same power company repair the electric service heads on their homes (for free) that were damaged by storms, even though the electric service head is the property of the home owner. Typical of red state morons, they are "freedom loving" shills for small governemt when the government requires them to pay taxes, but whine like whipped curs when they fall on their asses, and demand help from that very same government.


Welcome to Texas! Going door to door here in some areas is a bit like playing Russian Roulette. Its like Detroit only with more religious fever and rednecks living in trailers. Your best bet in some rural areas is to pretend to be selling bibles and then slip in your census questions when they let their guards down.
 
2012-10-09 11:32:52 AM

orclover: Fissile: orclover: [wtfcontent.com image 450x418]
One of the few benefits of living in Texas. Violent salespeople tend to Darwin themselves out of business here.

==========

Congratulations. You live in a red state that out-tards them all. Texas is the state where "brave patriots" pulled guns on electric utility workers who were attempting to install new digital "Obama spy" meters on there homes. These same tards then demanded that the same power company repair the electric service heads on their homes (for free) that were damaged by storms, even though the electric service head is the property of the home owner. Typical of red state morons, they are "freedom loving" shills for small governemt when the government requires them to pay taxes, but whine like whipped curs when they fall on their asses, and demand help from that very same government.

Welcome to Texas! Going door to door here in some areas is a bit like playing Russian Roulette. Its like Detroit only with more religious fever and rednecks living in trailers. Your best bet in some rural areas is to pretend to be selling bibles and then slip in your census questions when they let their guards down.


==================

I believe it. These same people refuse to fill out their Census forms because it's an "Obama plot to set up death panels and UN detention camps" yet they will scream bloody murder when they are under-counted and don't get their share of government cheese.
 
2012-10-09 07:51:23 PM

just_another_asshole/jaa: Ika7734: just_another_asshole/jaa: Ika7734: just_another_asshole/jaa: ChicagoKev: just_another_asshole/jaa: ... friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service..

If you are looking to get channels not cheaply available where you live, there is a workaround.
Just ask your friends to add-on one of the mini Comcast boxes (tuner, does not allow PPV) and to host a Slingbox for you. Should cost all of five bucks a month, or just buy them a six pack every so often.

Mini Comcast boxes? Sorry but I don't see how that would work, stretch cable for three blocks?

looking at Slingbox it appears to work on WiFi, I tried to get Comcast to deliver service over WiFi but the rep I was talking to said they were not able to do so, but he appeared to be considering the idea so maybe some day.

Maybe I'm taking the bait...
Slingbox is a device you put in your house. It transcodes the tv signal into a webpage type deal. You have to setup your internet router to allow inbound traffic to the sling box, then you can watch your tv shows like watching stuff on youtube, but the resolution should be better.

No bait, I have heard of Slingbox but had no idea how it works, so thankz for the info! So I would need to contact Century Link and have some southeast Asian try and do something correctly! Then get that person to switch me to someone in the states that I can understand before the biatch hangs up on me! I'd rather go without!

Actually no. It would be a setting on the wireless router, or workstation firewall rules. You shouldn't need to call them. In fact, the sling box would sit at the house of the folks who have comcast. I may have muddled that a bit. You would be able to leech off of their pain.

My wireless signal does not go three blocks, it wont even go outside the building unless I'm under my window and then it's only about half strength!


The wireless only matters at the house with the comcast. You could be on the other side of the country. As long as you have Internet access, and know the web address of the sling box, you can be anywhere and see it.
 
2012-10-09 09:24:54 PM

mrspeacock: abhorrent1: Wow, the ITGs are out in force today.

That's what I was going to say


See, the thing with the whole "lulz teh internetz TOUGH guy, haw" thing is, like, I mean, you don't know what any of the people who make statements regarding how they would react to shenanigans would truly do, do you? I mean, you just sit on your ass and type "Z0mg teh ITG!1!" and smirk from the comfort of your chair. So, you don't really know, huh? And since you ain't about to unzip your 30 megabit bubble wrap and go find OUT, you're sort of just smirking from behind your mother's skirt, ain'tcha? See how that works? Meh. Carry, rolling your eyes and giggling. It's not all that entertaining, but it probably keeps you from actually going outside where you might have to mind your manners, so that's useful. I think we need an ISG meme. Fair play and all. : )
 
2012-10-10 01:46:52 PM
What the fark.

Sun Khan: I had this treatment in the Philadelphia area, not with Comcast, but with people wanting me to switch energy providers. The first idiot came to my door on Easter Sunday and wouldn't take no for an answer. He didn't have any ID and had only a metal clipboard with a fake PECO (the default electric utility hereabouts) bill attached, and he kept insisting on coming inside. Since then, their stormtroopers have been by several other times.

You can't help but feel they're either there to case the inside of your house or overpower you once they get in the door. Disturbing as hell.



Goddamn...
 
2012-10-10 03:53:55 PM

thisisarepeat: Because its Washington (North Hippie)? I was pleasantly surprised as well. You should fact check that before you kill somebody tho.


Already have. Only a few counties are hippie - much of the state is rural. But - they have to be generally in your house or business and not running away. Still doesn't mean you will have to defend your actions. It just means you can if needed with reasonable expectations.of self security. It also means that there has to be aggressive action on the part of the attacker.
 
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